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Wednesday, November 2, 2016


(Nduduzo Makhathini)

The Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown, in association with Concerts SA, will present Nduduzo Makhathini on November 6. “We have waited for this concert to happen for a long time. We have been following this musician’s journey over the years with respect and admiration,” says Rainbow co-owner Neil Comfort.

Growing up in uMgungundlovu, Makhathini was surrounded by music as a child. His mother was a pianist and his father a guitarist so he was exposed to a range of music. He was part of the choir at school and would sing at church, and until he finished school, his voice was his instrument. It was only after High School that he started to study jazz piano. “I reached a point where my voice limited me from expressing the music, and that’s when I focused on the piano,’ he says.

Makhathini has several albums under his belt. He is also 2015’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, a UKZN graduate and 1st recipient of the British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship Masters Scholarship. Currently enrolled in Stellenbosch for his masters in music, he is also a lecturer at University of Fort Hare.

Makhathini has played, toured and recorded with Busi Mhlongo, Zim Ngqawana, Feya Faku, Jimmy Dludlu, Herbie Tsaoeli and many others. Joining him at the Rainbow will be Justin Bellairs (alto sax), Siyanda Zulu (trumpet), Stanley Matlou (drums) and Dalisu Ndlazi (double bass).

The performance will take place on November 6 at The Rainbow, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. Doors open at 13h00. Tickets R100 at the door or booked through

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