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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Pietermaritzburg jazz vocalist Thobeka Langa tomorrow (August 6).

Thobeka developed her love for music at a very young age and started singing at grassroots level with a community gospel group called Change in PMB. She later enrolled for her studies in Performing Arts at the Mbongeni Ngema Academy. After completing her Matric, she further pursued her music studies the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Thobeka Langa completed her BPrac MUS degree from UKZN earning a merit in performance. In her final year of study, she was a part of the group of students selected to represent the University Of KwaZulu-Natal School of Arts at the Virginia Common Wealth University (Virginia, Richmond) for an ongoing Music Exchange Programme. Her other achievements include being offered a scholarship to study towards her Master’s Degree at the North Carolina Central University.

Joining Thobeka Langa will be her band which comprises Ndumiso Ndlovu (piano), Ildo Nandja (contra bass), Njabulo Shabalala (percussions), Devon Hore (drums), Delani Mbokazi (sax), and Thabang Mavimbela (sax). They will present some of Langa’s compositions as well as her favourite jazz standards

The concert takes place on August 6 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) Level 2, Shepstone Building. UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30 and music starts at 18h00. Entry fee is R40 (R20 pensioners and R15 students). For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email