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Saturday, February 23, 2013


The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (UKZN) presents dynamic entertainer Pinkie Mtshali on February 26.

Pinkie Mtshali hails from Umlazi, Durban. She is an all-rounder singer who started her career as an opera singer and later found a home in cabaret and Afro-Jazz/pop music. She has performed and understudied major and minor roles for different shows working from opera, musicals, pop shows and cabarets with local and international conductors, directors and singers throughout the country and abroad.

Some of Pinkie’s career highlights include being nominated for a 1998 FNB Vita award for Best supporting actress in her role of Mrs Matshinga in Abba Maniacs (directed by Aaron McIlroy) and being a singer an the Prince of Dubai's birthday party in the Seychelles Islands in December 2004. Currently, Pinkie currently works as a Music Director at Emmanuel Cathedral.

In 2012, Pinkie recorded her EP Now is the time. This came after 24 years of being in the industry. The music has a sweet mix of cultural crossover repertoire. It is an Afro-Jazz album with influences of Maskandi and popular music

For her UKZN performance, Pinkie Mtshali will be joined by Nathi Gumede (keys), Robert Mkhize (bass), Sibusiso Mthethwa (rhythm guitar) and Sibusiso Mkhize (drums), featuring Delani Mbokazi on saxophone and vocals.

Pinkie Mtshali appears on February 26 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz at UKZN. Entry R35 (R20 pensioners/R10 students). There is a cash bar available. More information from Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email