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Thursday, February 28, 2019


(Lihle Dunjana)

In association with Distell, iSupport Music Business and Artizen Restaurant and Lounge present Distell Wine tasting on March 3, 2019, at 16h00 at Artizen in KwaMashu. The entrance fee is R80 and will include wine tasting and canapés. On stage will be Cape Town based pianist Lihle Dunjana, local pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane and Tribute to Sophiatown.

Cape Town based pianist Dunjana will perform with her quartet at Artizen presenting her project titled iGugu. This performance along with performances at Luthuli Museum (Groutville) as well as Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale are supported by Concerts SA. It is a mix of African American hardbound style, South African jazz and soul music. It is a unique sound that tells of her experiences and influences of past musicians.

(Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane. Pic by Simanga Zondo)

Pianist and composer Mashiloane is a prolific and award-winning artist whose academic credentials speak volume for the kind of passion and discipline he has for music. He has a Masters in Jazz Performance and graduated Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Mash is an integral performer and has been well received by audiences while touring the country and beyond to promote his albums: Amanz’ Olwandle (2016), Rotha – A Tribute to Mama (2017) and Closer to Home (2018).

Not only is Mash a great artist in this very vibrant time in South African jazz music, he is also a teacher with a focused goal to help grow talent from a firm foundation of African Roots. He lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Music School. His focus is to teach and organize live music performances with his students focusing on South African composers. Mashiloane is currently doing his PHD focusing on South African composers.

(Tribute to Sophiatown. Pic by Simanga Zondo)

Known for their Makeba Tribute show vocalist Thulile Zama and her band members found it fitting to also present a Tribute to Sophiatown. The band consists of Nick Pitman on guitar, David Smith on keys, Rebekah Doty on drums and Sbusiso Mkhonza on bass guitar. They have chosen a repertoire of 20 songs of Sophiatown’s finest music. Despite violence and poverty, the area in Johannesburg was the epicentre of jazz in the 40’s and 50’s. Expect to hear the distinctive sound you all know, including the most joyful songs, but also emotional songs, while giving a music sketch of this rich history in the country.

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. For more information visit, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at or like us on Facebook at

The Distell Wine Tasting event will take place on March 3, 2019, at 16h00 in the Artizen Restaurant & Lounge – KwaMashu. Entrance R80 incl. free canapés and wine

Lihle Dunjana will also perform on:
March 1 at 18h00 at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville. Entrance R30
March 2 at 19h00 at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale. Entrance R40