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Wednesday, June 19, 2019


(Left: Matchume)

Matchume from Maputo and Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane from Durban plan to explore new musical horizons

Nzango Artist Residency and iSupport Creative Business present the Ponte Maputo-Durban project, a unique exchange opportunity involving two musicians and a photographer taking place throughout the month of June. The two musicians: multi-instrumentalist Matchume and pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be spending a week in the Nzango Artist Residency in Maputo where they will be composing new works.

Durban audiences can enjoy the new compositions on June 28 at Alliance Fran├žaise de Durban, on June 29 at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale and The Chairman in Durban and on June 30 at Artizen Lounge in KwaMashu.

(Right: Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane)

In both cities the musicians, who each have an extensive teaching experience, will hold a masterclass of ”South African Jazz” and “Percussions”. The whole process will be documented by photographer Simanga Zondo.

Bringing together pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane and multi-instrumentalist Matchume Zango, not only means bringing together two talented musicians but also academics in their own right. Interestingly, both artists are characterised by the importance of cultural experiences in their musical compositions; Mashiloane by working on an authentic South African Jazz influenced sound and Matchume by recreating traditional Chopi music from Mozambique in a more contemporary and accessible way. The project aims to be a catalyst to build bridges between the two cities Maputo and Durban and related cultures that will also encourage future collaboration beyond this project.

“It is needed for creatives in these two cities to get to know each other and create interaction between them as it will expand market access for creatives and at the same time enrich and diversify the cultural offer in both cities,” says Marlyn Ntsele from iSupport Creative Business.


Friday, June 28, 2019, at 19h00 (doors open at 18h00) at Alliance Fran├žaise de Durban, 22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside, Durban. Also on stage will be Mike del Ferro and Mbuso Khoza. Tickets R100. Bookings: or 031 312 9582

Saturday, June 29, 2019: Masterclass at Phansi Museum, 500 Esther Roberts Road, Glenwood, Durban. 10h00 to 12h00 - session with adults. 13h00 to 14h00 - part of Indigenous Games Programme for children of all ages. Free entry – no booking required.

Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 19h00 at Seamans Corner, Unit 3, Mpumalanga Township, Hammarsdale. Tickets R40 booked through 083 337 2518 or

Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11h00 at The Chairman, 146 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban. Tickets R150 (deducted from food and drinks bill) booked through 079 753 6313 or

Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 16h00 at Artizen Restaurant & Lounge, KwaMashu. Tickets R50 (R100 per cooler box) booked through 083 337 2518 or