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Wednesday, October 31, 2018


(Thuto Motsemme)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Thuto Motsemme this evening (Wednesday October 31, 2018) at 18h00.

Motsemme is a flexible and versatile bass player who hails from Kwa-Mashu, in KZN. He was introduced to music when he was 13 and participated in local choirs as a baritone singer. He later studied music in Durban.

He has worked with different musicians over the years, such as Feya Faku, Andile Yenana, Themba Mkhize, Steve Dyer and Bheki Khoza, to name a few. This has assisted him in developing his own unique and distinctive sound. Motsemme draws his influence from a variety of music including church hymn, African folk music, avant-garde, and hip-hop, jazz. His compositions are fresh, bubbly and full of energy; anyone who encountered with his music gets transformed because of intensity and his commitment to this art form called music.

Join Thuto Motsemme (bass), with Sbu Mashiloane (piano), Leon Scharnick (sax), Bucco Xaba (drums) at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on Wednesday October 31, 2018, at 18:00. Doors open at 17h30 - show starts at 18h00. R80 for general admission (R50 pensioners, R25 students).

Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email for more details.