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Sunday, May 11, 2014


(Ildo Nandja)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Durban based Mozambican bassist Ildo Nandja on May 14. He is a regular to the stage at the Centre through his collaborations with various local and international performers. He is also a current student of Masters in Jazz Performance at UKZN.

Ildo’s band features Shemual Mahabeer (piano), Sbu Zondi (drums), Dr Salim Washington (sax) and George Mari (trumpet).

The repertoire will showcase an exclusive selection of recent compositions which combine Ildo’s mastery of the double bass with his vocal abilities. The arrangements derive inspiration from traditional Mozambican and African music as well as jazz, Latin and contemporary styles. Ildo will explore these genres with his own unique and harmonious flair. Expect a night of beautiful pan-African music and rhythm.

The concert takes place on May 14 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) ,Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus . Doors open at 17h30 and music starts at 18h00. Entry fee R40 (R20 pensioners and R15 students).

More information from Thulile Zama, Concerts and Jazz Centre Co ordinator, on 031 260 3385 or email: