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Thursday, May 18, 2017


(Zoe The Seed)

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Zoe The Seed Live in concert. Zoe The Seed and her band will visit Eshowe on May 28 when she will give a live performance to MC Lounge in King Dinuzulu Township. On May 29, she will perform two concerts for various high and primary schools in the region.

Zoe The Seed is a qualified jazz vocalist from Swaziland based in Durban. Most of her compositions consist of her own compositions that showcase her Swazi lyric flare of writing. Additionally, she is influenced by South African jazz, gospel and world music. All those influences together resulted in a sultry African modal sound that tackles everyday issues and include songs about the forever rising statistic of child and women abuse affecting many South Africans.

Zoe The Seed has shown immense interest in bringing music awareness in communities and schools. As a facilitator at the Bat Centre she was exposed to being a music educator, a mentor and a friend to her students. Through the support of iSupport Music Business and Concerts SA, she has provided workshops to facilities like Amatikulu Primary School and Albert Luthuli museum, educating young learners about jazz music and how it affects our music industry.

It is through music educators like Neil Gonsalves, Susan Barry and Demi Fernandes who groomed the art of Jazz in her and were a huge inspiration to become and do more. Zoe The Seed has worked with many musicians like Mbuso Khoza, Allou April, Lex Futshane etc. For some years, she was the drummer for Heels Over Head, a Durban based all-female jazz band, then left to pursue her own vocal career. She’s currently independently working on her debut album and studying at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Zoe The Seed’s accompaniment for this performance includes Zibusiso Makhathini on keyboard, Sbu Zondi on Drums and Dalisu Ndlazi on bass guitar.

Local support act, Good Reflection Jazz Band, will perform alongside Zoe The Seed This band is situated in Eshowe and was established in 2010 by four of their members: Collen Alexander, Kenneth Mendluli, Ernest Shange and Sakhephi Buthelezi. In 2017, they recorded a six-track album titled Anger that is due for release in June 2017.

This series of performances by Zoe The Seed in Eshowe is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster 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.

Zoe the Seed’s performance takes place at 14h00 on May 28 in Eshowe at the MC Lounge, King Dinuzulu Township, KwaTebha. Tickets R30 available at the door.