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Friday, October 14, 2016


(Siyanda Zulu)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present the Pre-recitals preview concert on October 19.

The candidates are Bachelor of Practical Music recital students: Siyanda Zulu (trumpet), Xolisa Dlamini (voice) and Lucky Swele (guitar) as well as Bachelor of Music student Zibusiso Makhathini (piano).

Siyanda “Slash” Zulu, a trumpeter from Kwadukuza is a part of Tutti, a band that plays a regular Sunday afternoon gig at Mamas Just Jazzin’ in Durban North. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Xolisa Dlamini is a talented vocalist and recorded artist. She is SAMA award nominee for her first album Times and has recorded with various artists in South Africa (including Selaelo Selota).

Lucky Swele grew up in Limpopo and loves Mbaqanga Music. He is a part of a trio (Ubuciko the Art) that fuses spoken word/poetry and music. Arranger, composer and pianist Zibusiso Makhathini will perform three numbers, two originals and a tune by Benny Golsen.

Expect to hear compositions and arrangements by the participants. In addition, the students will debut some of the material they intend performing in their recitals.

The Pre-Recitals Concert takes place at 18h00 on October 19 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30. General admission R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 students).

For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email