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Tuesday, August 4, 2015


(Zoe the Seed)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is proud to present Swaziland-born vocalist Zoe the Seed tomorrow evening (August 5) at 18h00. She will be joined by Sbu Zondi (drums), Sbu Mashiloane (piano), Dalisu Ndlazi (bass) as they fuse different styles of jazz and Afro.

Zoe the Seed is a Durban-based musician. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz and popular music from UKZN. Her Swazi background exposed her to influences like soul and gospel music. She took up jazz studies and developed a new perspective and her meaning of music was reborn.

She explains that the sound she’s working on at the moment is experimental but carries distinct texture of African modal sounds and contemporary jazz. Her vocal expressions tackle the deepest emotion to the listener since her writing is influenced by everyday experiences people go through. The lyrical content promotes love, respect and stands against women and child abuse.

Zoe the Seed has shown immense interest in bringing music awareness in communities and schools. Through the support of Isupport Music Business and concerts SA, she has provided workshops to facilities like Amatikulu primary school and Albert Luthuli Museum, educating them about jazz music and how it affects the South African music industry.

She has hosted a number of shows around Durban and done many corporate and jazz festival gigs, like Hazelmere jazz festival, SAJE conference, ICC, Rivets Hilton Hotel. She is currently working towards releasing her album.

The show takes place on August 5 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30. General admission R50 (R30 pensioners, R15 students). For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email