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Sunday, March 8, 2015


(Lindiwe Maxolo)

Durban audiences will be able to enjoy two appearances by Lindiwe Maxolo made possible because she got awarded Mobility Funding by Concerts SA, a joint South African/Norwegian project housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within The SAMRO Foundation.

Critics have described Maxolo’s sound as “jazzy”, “soulful”, “lyrical”, “affirming” and “layered”. According to Lindiwe, her sound is an Acoustic experience that incorporates both African Jazz and Traditional Jazz influences. Born and bred in the then Vaal Triangle, now known as Sedibeng in South Africa, she has been involved with many different styles of music but her main focus remains with Jazz music.

"The Durban audience can expect an evening of excellent music from an amazing and talented band,” says Maxolo. “We will take the audience on a musical journey showcasing songs from my debut solo jazz album titled Time, arrangements of South African jazz standards and some traditional jazz standards. We promise to deliver an amazing performance to be etched in their hearts.”

For some years, Maxolo has been working towards establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. This is beginning to bear fruit when you look at some of the stages that she has already graced within South Africa and Internationally. Since the release of her debut CD, titled Time, she has become one of the new young South African Jazz voices that are writing a new history and taking South African music to greater heights. Time was awarded with a Mbokodo Woman in Jazz Award in 2014.

An accomplished band will be joining Maxolo on stage with Jacob Thomo on keys, Sthembiso Bhengu on trumpet, Thembinkosi Mavimbela on double bass and Sphelelo Mazibuko on drums.

Performances take place as follows:

March 13 at 20h30 at L’Apertivo Venue, 9 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga. Tickets R100.

March 14 at 18h00 at the Bat Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Victoria Embankment, Durban. Tickets R80. Durban’s own vocalist Paras will appear at this BAT Centre performance. An energetic ethnic afro soul crooner, his style blends ethnic/tribal sounds with modern day soulful sounds in his music to create a unique Afro-Centric Contemporary style of music.