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Friday, April 17, 2015


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present UKZN Graduate Siyanqoba Mthethwa on April 22.

This Joburg based musician was born and raised in, Esikhawini KZN. He credits his dad, a pastor and former choir master, for his passion for music.
Mthethwa is the Musical Director and producer of the formidable gospel group Joyous Celebration. He has also produced for Swazi Dlamini, Tshepo Mngoma, Khaya Mthethwa, Brenda Mtambo, Sfiso Khanyile to name a few.

One of his main career highlights includes playing for Kirk Franklin at the late Madiba’s memorial service. He has also had the pleasure of working with the legendary Themba Mkhize. He has appeared on national TV programmes such as I Want To Sing Gospel as musical director and he’s appeared in other TV shows such as Afro Cafe, and One Gospel.

Mthethwa seeks to pursue his solo career, writing music that streams from his background, which includes gospel influences as well as jazz and African roots. He seeks to showcase himself as a pianist and arranger as well in his repertoire.

The performance takes place on April 22 at 18h00 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Entry fee R50 (R30 pensioners and R15 students). More information from Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email

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