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Sunday, April 24, 2016


(The CD covers of “Ulimi-Lami” and “1959”)

Lu Dlamini and Madala Kunene, two of Durban’s top musicians, will perform a double bill with special guests on April 29 in the Playhouse Drama to launch their respective new CDs. The programme will also feature the acclaimed Claremont Community choir.

Dlamini will feature in the first half launching Ulimi-Lami while Kunene will follow after interval to launch 1959.

Dlamini is supported by an impressive line up of music-makers on her album: Sphelele Dlamini (penny whistle); Nir Hermelin (guitar); Barney Bophela (keyboards and organ); Bernard Mndaweni (bass); Paki Peleoele (drums); Demi Fernandez (guitar); Bavikile Ngema (vocals); Nux Schwartz (guitar); Mzamo Zungu (drums); Mazwakhe Gumede (bass) and Madala Kunene (vocals).

The 11 track Ulimi-Lami showcases her Dlamini’s impressive musicality across a variety of styles. It was recorded at The Headroom, mixed by Marius Botha and mastered in Switzerland by Richard Edwards.

An acknowledged eThekwini Living Legend, Madala Kunene’s new album 1959 refers to the year of the forced removals and covers a range of emotional styles as the much loved and respected artist comments on his subject. The album has been achieved in collaboration with strong musical associates and friends and was recorded at The Headroom.

The Lu Dlamini & Madala Kunene in Concert is produced in association with the Playhouse Company and will take place in the Playhouse Drama on April 29 at 19h00. Tickets R150 booked through Computicket or call 0861 915 8000 or at any Checkers, Shoprite or CheckersHyper stores.