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Monday, May 14, 2018


In this semester's free Lunch Hour Concert at the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, the AMD programme celebrates the legacy of heroes, Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela and Albertina Sisulu for their contributions for liberation and unity of society in South Africa.

The concert features AMD1, 2 & 3 performing a variety of songs and dances drawn from southern Mozambique’s musical traditional.

The theme Amaqhawe esizwe is a Zulu statement literally meaning “Our Heroes” which locates this performance in the context of this year’s countrywide celebrations of the centenary of uTata Mandela, uMama Albertina and the life of uMama Winnie by enhancing these three icons’ contributions for the emancipation of women and liberation of South Africa .

The concert will showcase a diversified selection of repertoire drawn from xigubo, wedding and spiritual songs, and vibrant percussion rhythms reflecting the creative work by the African Music and Dance Ensembles during the semester. The concert will be held on May 16, 2018 at the UKZN Centre for Jazz, Shepstone Building level 2, starting at 12h10. Entrance is free.

For more information contact Jose on 073 186 7674 or