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Thursday, March 28, 2019


(Ildo Nandja)

In association with iSupport Music Business, Concerts SA presents vocalist and bassist Ildo Nandja at The Luthuli Museum in Groutville on April 5, 2019.

Hailing from Maputo, but based in KwaZulu-Natal, a steady fixture in the Durban Jazz scene and currently on the European circuit while pursuing further studies in the Netherlands, Ildo Nandja’s performance at Luthuli Museum will showcase some of the materials he’s been experimenting with while overseas.

As an activist and peace builder involved in community building, Nandja’s music is an instrument and a medium that brings awareness about the state of the world, addressing issues such as unity, justice, equality, gender and social cohesion amongst many more aspects that are relevant in contributing to the betterment of society.

He uses his African rhythmical abilities and expertise to express advanced harmonic concepts to his compositions. His sound blends PanAfrican rhythms and melodies with Jazz, European and contemporary music influences. These musical diversities reflect his experiences and the result is a combination of an experimental interdisciplinary sound.

“The audience can expect a vibrant and engaging groovy performance that includes local and familiar jazz sounds, but also very exotic sound elements that I have been experimenting with,” says Nandja.

Joining Nandja on stage will be Neil Gonsalves on keyboard and Riley Giandhari on drums.

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. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa.  It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

The concert takes place on April 5, 2019. Entrance fee is R30 and the doors will open at 18h00. The Luthuli Museum is situated at 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street in Groutville. More information on 032 559 6822, fax 032 559 6806, email or visit