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Monday, March 5, 2018


(Lu Dlamini)

This Wednesday (March 7, 2018), the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will presents Lu Dlamini
Born on the KwaZulu south coast into one of KZN’s musical royal families, Dlamini not only had a strong musical foundation, but grew exceptional composition skills. Some of her influences are the late Miriam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo and Letta Mbulu.

Recent standout performances include her participation in Zakifo 2017 as well as an unforgettable evening recently at the Orbit in Johannesburg.

Her originality is a rare quality. It is also a gift. Dlamini reveals her phenomenal talent through Ulimilam, a collection of songs that celebrate the capacity of the creative individual to personalise a signature art form and make it deeply appealing. Her voice has depth and range on the physical level; but it is the vehicle for soulful, intelligent and emotional comment in every note. Her performances are gifts to those who can hear beyond the melodies and techniques.

Her strong sense of community has helped Lu forge “Art Knows No Boundaries”. She believes in the healing power of Art. Through her AKNB schools project that takes live music to schools introducing children to Umakhweyana, an African one-stringed bow.

Join Lu Dlamini with Marius Botha on guitar, Barney Bophela on keyboard, Riley Giandhari on drums and  Ntobeko Shandu on Bass on March 7 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus.

General entry R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students with student card). Tickets at the door. Doors open at 17h30 with the performance at 18h00. For more information contact Thulile Zama on email: or 031 260 3385