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Sunday, January 24, 2016


(Ildo Nandja)

Mozambican double bassist Ildo Nandja tours KZN to launch his album.

Nandja was born in Maputo, Mozambique. From a young age he engaged with playing music, starting with percussion instruments. Through his involvement in a local music and dance company, he began playing the timbila, a traditional xylophone, as well as percussion instruments. His dedication led him to perform at events and festivals around the world.

He is currently studying towards a Masters degree in jazz performance at the University of KwaZulu Natal and working on a traditional music research project. Recognised as an outstanding and disciplined bass player and soloist, he has collaborated with countless established local and international musicians.

Ildo Nandja’s debut album Paz A Todos (Peace to All) features a range of sounds and influences that combine his background in traditional music with the harmonic and melodic complexity of jazz.

“I want to offer the audience not just a show, but a memorable experience – a great party together with people they do and don’t know, all united by the music,” says Nandja.

February 4:  The Still Sessions, a new monthly music and dining experience presented by Distillery031 and iSupport Music Business. Distillery031, 1st Floor The Foundry, 43 Station Drive. Doors open at 18h30. Entrance R70. Tickets available at and at Pick ‘n Pay

February 6: Seaman’s Corner, Hammarsdale (Unit 3). Doors open at 19h00. Entrance R30.

February 7: Rainbow Restaurant, Pinetown. Doors open at 14h00. Entrance R70. Tickets available at and at Pick ‘n Pay

In addition to the concerts in Hammarsdale and Durban, a performance in Groutville at The Luthuli Museum will be part of this tour and Ildo Nandja and his band will also performing at Amatikulu Primary School.

These performances are supported by Concerts SA and brought to you by iSupport. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.