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Thursday, February 28, 2019


(Lukhetho Siyanqoba Mthethwa)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at UKZN will present pianist Lukhetho Siyanqoba Mthethwa on March 6, 2019.

This highly driven pianist and musician hails from KwaZulu-Natal. Born in a Christian background, he picked up music at a very tender age of five from his father. He grew up playing at church until he went to study professionally at the University of KZN.

He has worked and produced for great names like Joyous Celebration, Ntokozo Mbambo, Judith Sephuma, Khaya Mthethwa, Brenda Mtambo, Mahalia Buchanan, Mkhululi Bhebhe (Zim), Sbusiso Mthembu and more. He has played for greats like Kirk Franklin, Vashawn Mitchell, Donnie McClurkin. Now branching out as an artist in his own right, he is now recording a selection of his own compositions with jazz, African and gospel elements.

Join Lukhetho Mthethwa alongside Qhubekani Mthethwa-bass, Sbu Zondi-drums, Lungelo Ngcobo-keys/organs, and Lwazi Ydrestal-vocals at The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on March 6 at 18h00. Doors open at 17h30.

General admission R80 for (R50 pensioners, R25 students). Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email for more details.