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Sunday, August 24, 2014


(Lu Dlamini)

Talented singer Lu Dlamini will give two concerts in KZN this coming week:

The Centre for Jazz and Popular will present her on August 27 at 18h00 and her appearance at the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown takes place on August 31 at 14h00.

No stranger to the stage, whenever Lu Dlamini performs the audience is transfixed by her music and carried on a magical journey. She is influenced by her journey in life and, to a lesser degree, the many artists she has worked with in her career. It is mostly traditional African music influences such as amahubo, umakhweyana and isichathamiya that speak to her as a vocalist and composer. There is also a little bit of umubholoho (african choral) and an afro jazz element to her sound.

Lu Dlamini comes from a deeply musical family. She was exposed to and played with her brothers, Sphelele, Njeza and Sazi, who played guitars / sang and also played various indigenous instruments.

She has worked as a backing vocalist and a session musician for artists like Jonas Gwangwa, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Sankomota, Mango Groove and Brenda Fassie. She has toured extensively both locally and internationally with some of these artists.

Dlamini will be joined by Paki Peloeole (drums), Mazwakhe Gumede (Bass), Sibusiso Mashiloane (Keys) and Khaya Dlamini (Sax).

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is situated on Level 2, Shepstone Building. UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30 and music starts at 18h00. Entry R40 (R20 pensioners and R15 students). Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email for more details

The Rainbow Restaurant is situated at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. Doors open at 13h00 with the show at 14h00. Tickets R60.