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Sunday, February 16, 2020


Mashiloane’s fourth album, titled Amanzi Nemifula, was release in January 2020 in three parts: Mash Trio, Izayoni the Village and Umkhuleko. As part of his launch tour he will present Mash Trio Acoustic at UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on February 19, 2020.

This acoustic version of Mashiloane’s compositions derives from his award-winning debut album Amanz’ Olwandle, that Mash Trio reinterpreted in an acoustic environment.

“Mash Trio explores the acoustic sounds in my debut album, taking it back to the  basics. We wanted to offer a natural sounding concept without any processing,” says Mashiloane.

This development alongside the titling of this album, Amanzi Nemifula – Mash Trio Acoustic, is no coincidence. Mashiloane explains: “Our water is one of our most important resources, Mash Trio takes the music back to this source of life, I was seeking for the fluidity of nature in my existing compositions.”

Mash Trio consist of Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane on keys, double bassist Dalisu Ndlazi and drummer Riley Giandhari. The trio has been working together for many years on refining some of the existing compositions by Mashiloane. This project was recorded live in studio in one take and thus consists of a medley that weaves the songs together taking the listener on a journey through the treasures of our internal rivers. For the concert, they will also feature young trumpet player Thabo Sikhakhane.

The Amanzi Nemifula project indirectly explores the meaning of water and shows appreciation to our oceans, rivers and communities, whilst Mashiloane quenches his thirst by revisiting some of his compositions.

The concert takes place on February 19, 2020, at 18h00 (doors open at 17h30) at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus.

Tickets: general entry R90 (R60 pensioners, R30 student with valid student card). Bookings or enquiries to 031 260 3385.