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Thursday, February 4, 2016


(Heels Over Head. Pic by Vulane Mthembu)

On Valentine’s Day (February 14), celebrate the love Chief Albert and Mama Nokukhanya Luthuli shared. The all-female jazz band Heels over Head and trio Ubuciko The Art offers a relaxed afternoon of music at The Luthuli Museum in Groutville.

“We have a lot of respect for Chief Albert Luthuli and Mama Nokukhanya Luthuli who were a duo of real heroes. We find it important to keep on sharing their story to every generation. We think that couples could learn a lot from the true love they had and the continuous fight they fought together to bring peace and harmony in the world,” says Thulile Zama, vocalist of Heels over Head.

The love of jazz music wove these girls together towards to end of 2008 to form this unique musical force. Since then they have been busy composing, rehearsing and recording new music and performing around KwaZulu-Natal and further afield. Their music is referred to as smooth jazz or easy-breezy pop jazz, they developed a notable and clever signature sound that consists of current African-influenced music and uniquely re-arranged standards. The band is known for making the audience get on their feet and dance to their rhythmic bass lines and their cheerful melodies.

Joining them for this special concert will be music/poetry group Ubuciko The Art. Established in 2011 when the members met at the University of KwaZulu Natal, the trio is fascinated by the power of expression through visual and musical art form. Ubuciko the Art comprises Nhlanhla Mzobe from KwaMashu (recorder player), Lucky Swele from Limpopo (guitarist) and Nkululeko Mchunu from Hammarsdale (poet, dancer, and writer).

The performance takes place on February 14. Doors open at 14h00. Admission R60 general entry (R100 including braai). Lucky draw on the day with great giveaways include a voucher for The Hampshire Hotel. Tickets on or at Pick and Pay. The Luthuli Museum is situated at 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville.

For more information contact Marlyn Ntsele on 079 707 777 3 or