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Monday, December 24, 2018


(Lindi Ngonelo. Pic by Lindo Mbhele)

Pianist Lindi Ngonelo promises to create beautiful memories as she tours in KwaZulu-Natal.

In association with Concerts SA, Seaman’s Corner, Artizen Lounge, Luthuli Museum and iSupport Music Business will host pianist and composer Lindi Ngonelo for a series of concerts in KwaZulu Natal. She will be performing with her band in Hammarsdale on December 29, 2018, in KwaMashu on December 30, 2018, and in Groutville on January 4, 2019.

“I am excited to perform at home after a long time. I have a lot in store for the audience and promise for each concert to be special and to create beautiful memories.” says Ngonelo.

For this concert series, Ngonelo heads up her own quintet featuring seasoned players Freeman Gumede on bass guitar, Mxolisi Mdlalose on saxophone, Siyanda Zulu on trumpet and Sbu Zondi on drums. The audience can experience her keen and avid love for composing and arranging.

Ngonelo holds a Bachelor of Practical Music Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal as well as a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the University of Pretoria. She is currently a music teacher at the East Rand School of the Arts situated in Benoni. She was a music lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal between 2012 and 2013. Her performance background spans over many years and in a variety of genres of music including jazz, Afro-pop, gospel, funk and hip-hop. Her experience includes being pianist for household names such as Heels over Head, Tu Nokwe, Swazi Dlamini, Nomsa Mazwai and Brenda Mntambo.

Also on stage at Artizen in KwaMashu on December 30 will be Phili Faya and her band. Faya is a recording artist and a song writer who sings pop, afro-pop and deep afro-soul music.

Events Listing:

December 29, 2018 at 19h00: Seaman’s Corner, Unit 3, Hammarsdale. Tickets R30 at the door

December 30, 2018 from 17h00 until late: Artizen Lounge, KwaMashu. Tickets R100 at the door // R250 including cooler box

January 4, 2019, at 18h00: Luthuli Museum, Groutville. Free entrance

These concerts is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium-sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway.

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