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Thursday, July 19, 2018


The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present vocalist and songwriter, Keorapetse Kolwane on July 25, 2018, at 18h00

Kolwane completed her fourth year (Btech) in the Jazz and Popular Music Department of University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2017. Prior UKZN, she completed her National Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music at Tshwane University of Technology

Kolwane was selected at the annual Grahamstown National Youth Jazz Festival, amongst South Africa’s top youth jazz musicians to be part of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band of 2015. Together with the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band, the band performed at major festivals like the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and Johannesburg Joy of Jazz

She also works well as a session vocalist and band member in various ensembles led by the likes of Concord Nkabinde, Viwe Mkhizwane, Nhlanhla Daniel Mahlangu, and other local acts. She has toured throughout Egypt Cairo, New York, Washington DC, Louisville, Orlando and Western Kentucky.

Kolwane aspires mostly to influence young artists to dare to dream and pursue arts not only on a practical basis, but also educationally. She will be doing her honours in music performance and research at The University of Witwatersrand in 2018 and intends to continue furthering her music studies in the coming years.

The body of work aims to give flowers to and honour the South African musicians she has had the honour of either working, collaborating, recording or performing with thus far in her career. Through song and reflection, she will pay tribute to individuals whom she believe have shed light, groomed her musicality and also allowed her the space and courage to find her own voice and tell her own story.

Tribute To The Living will comprise of a couple of her own unreleased compositions, which is a mixture of straight ahead jazz, fused with South African sounds and ethnic nuances that are evident in our daily lives.

Join Keorapetse Kolwane on vocals with Zibusiso Makhathini on piano, Nhlanhla Radebe on bass, Stanley Matlou on drums and Leon Scharnick on saxophones on July 25, 2018, at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus

General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students). For more information contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email