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Wednesday, July 12, 2017


(Nono Nkoane)

The Centre for jazz and Popular Music will present Nono Nkoane on July 19, 2017, at 18h00.

For this show, singer- songwriter Nono Nkoane contemplates the relationship between jazz and African music. The presentation consists of re-imagined compositions from her debut album True Call" as well as some new, never heard before pieces. Her performance is packed with enthralling moments of intense improvisation, reminiscent of traditional African and jazz music. The synergy between herself and the highly-skilled musicians on the bandstand invites you to go on this wondrous journey with them.

This Cape Town born songstress studied jazz at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). She has found herself on many great stages with many top performers; from the Robben Island Festival, Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz, Stellenbosch Amphitheatre, Baxter theatre, State theatre (Tshwane) to Parliament.

Nkoane has also shared the stage with such music legends as Jimmy Dludlu, Judith Sephuma, Bra Hugh Masekela, Dizu Plaatjies, Ernie Smith, Lungiswa Plaatjies, the late Mirriam Makeba and Jabu Khanyile.

Join Nono Nkoane on vocals joined by Sanele Phakathi on piano, Ildo Nandja on bass and Bonolo Nkoane on drums at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on July 19, 2017, at 18h00. Doors open at 17h30. Entrance R60 for (R40 pensioners or R20 students). For more details contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email