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Monday, February 29, 2016


(Ildo Nandja)

Mozambican double bassist Ildo Nandja performs at Birthday Celebration of Mama Nokukhanya Luthuli on March 4 at The Luthuli Museum in Groutville.

IIdo 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, Ildo 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. Nandja is currently studying towards a Masters degree in jazz performance and working on a traditional music research project at the University of KwaZulu Natal. 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 whose band features Sanele Phakathi on keys, Sebastian Goldswain on guitar and Sidyney Rash on drums.

Ildo Nandja will perform at 18h00 on March 4 at The Luthuli Museum, 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street in Groutville. Tickets R30 pp at the door. Lucky draw on the day with great giveaways including a voucher for The Hampshire Hotel.

The performance is supported by Concerts SA and presented by iSupport in partnership with The Luthuli Museum.