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Monday, April 29, 2019


Free lunch hour concerts by Zoliswa Mchunu and Sli Dlamini will be presented at Howard College Theatre on the UKZN Howard College campus.

(Zoliswa Michelle Mchunu)

The School of Arts (Music) presents Zoliswa Michelle Mchunu who is currently doing her BA honours degree in Applied Ethnomusicology and Performance. She will be starring in her own lunch hour Concert under the supervision of Dr Opondo on May 6, 2019.

Mchunu says "The theme Yimi lo (This is me) is all about me unpacking myself using this concert and performing arts as a tool to communicate who I am”.

A versatile musician who plays several indigenous instruments, sings and dances, she also wishes to show the side of her life that not many people know of, that she is a maiden, this will be shown throughout the concert as she demonstrates "Yimi Lo".

The concert will feature various artists namely Jose Chemane an amazing percussionist from Mozambique who is one of the programme’ss alumni; and Izintombi Zasekuthuleni who are talented maidens from Hammarsdale.

The concert will take place at Howard College Theatre on May 6, 2019, at 12 noon. Please take note that the concert will kickstart from Gate 1 at Howard College Campus with parade that Mchunu will participate in as part of the programme.

The concert will be free. For more information contact Mchunu at 084 964 5317 or 065 887 3011 or email Dr Opondo at

(Silindile Dlamini)

Sli Dlamini’s concert will follow on May 6 at the Howard College Theatre at 13h15. Silindile has honed her performing talent and this concert will be a full portrayal.

Anticipate a new angle of modern performing art, uniquely showcased through music and dance. With the theme, Sanna ya Kisasa- Modern Art, Dlamini aims to take audiences through a migration journey with uMakhweyane music string bow of merging ancient and modern-day songs. Accompanied by a range of vocal and dance styles, the focus of this performance is to interpret African modern performing art.

To open the show, Silindile’s own Makhweyana compositions titled Ngiyekeleni ngiye khona, Kaz’ iyozala nkomoni and Nyon’emhlophe (White Dove) which sums up an emancipation to pursue her music journey, followed by vocal pieces that express grievances, love and affection for her people and lastly, to cheer the audience will be a range dance styles, choreographed by herself, consisting of uMzansi, African Contemporary and township street dance.

The concert will take place on May 6, 2019, at the Howard College Theatre at 1315. Admission is free and all are welcome!!