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Sunday, July 7, 2019


(Right: Zethe)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present songbird Zethe on Wednesday July 10, 2019.

Zethe is the 2017 Vodacom NXT LVL winner.  The Vodacom’s aim of the competition was to discover raw talent they could assist get to the Nxt Lvl and become big in the music industry. Zethe came at the top after South Africa voted her as their favourite artist out of four other contestants. She has performed on some of the biggest stages in South Africa including the SAMAS25 and is the new face of Newtown Junction Mall. With this show, Zethe launches her brand new single Ithuba Elisha.

She first released her debut single Zazi on April 25, 2018 – see

That dynamite comes in small packages is witnessed whenever this sensational afro/soul/jazz and house singer takes the stage wherever she goes. Her uniquely powerful voice stands out and lingers even long after she has gone.

Zethembiso Mdletshe, known professionally as Zethe, was born in 1993 in Ngwelezane, Mpangeni. She is now based in Johannesburg after pursuing a degree in music, majoring in Jazz from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and graduated in 2016. In 2019, she is working on her first album and collaborations with more artists.

Join Zethe with Freeman Gumede (bass), Lesedi Tlholoe (drums), and Obakeng Thamage at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building on the Howard College campus on July 10. The doors open at 17h30 and the show starts at 18h00. General admission R80 (R50 pensioners, R25 students. Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email for more details