(Nicky Shange. Pic by Simanga Zondo)
In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Nicky Shange Live in concert. Shange and her band will visit Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on March 4.
Shange was born and bred in Durban. Studied music at what was then called Natal Technikon. In 1998, the legendary Busi Mhlongo saw her perform and asked if Nicky could be her backing vocalist.
In 2001, Shange moved to Johannesburg to join Joyous Celebration. Shortly afterwards, she started doing backing vocals for Thandiswa Mazwai, Malaika and Jaziel Brothers, to name a few. As time went by, she was noticed by Jonas Gwangwa whom she worked and travelled all around the world with. She also worked with Themba Mkhize and Sibongile Khumalo.
In 2015, she moved back to Durban where she is currently focusing on her solo career. She has been performing all around KZN honing her craft. Her band consists of Bernard Mndaweni (bass), Sanele Phakathi (keys) and Sbu Zondi (drums), all prominent musicians who have also gained a great deal of experience performing with various artists throughout the years.
Being the songwriter she is, Shange is now in the process of recording her live album. It is not easy to pin her down to one genre, as she has Soulful sounds, African rhythms and Jazz all in one. Her passion for music shines through in her performances.
This performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to grow a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway.
Catch Nicky Shange at Seaman’s Corner, Unit 3 in Hammarsdale on March 4 at 19h00. Entrance R30. Tickets at the door