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Thursday, October 22, 2020


(Dalisu Ndlazi)

iSupport Creative Business, in collaboration with The Luthuli Museum and supported by Concerts SA present young talented bassist Dalisu Ndlazi in a virtual concert that is available to watch from October 23, 2020, at 15h00. Tickets are R20 and available on, where the concert will also be available to view.

With his musical career beginning in 2011, when Ndlazi was only 16-years old, at the Siyakhula Community Development Centre in Umlazi, Ndlazi proves himself every time he gets on stage with his forever fresh and strong basslines. He is a young upcoming bassist, whose playing is far beyond his age. In 2012, he was selected as the National Schools Big Band bassist at the Standard Bank Youth Jazz Festival, held in Grahamstown. He continued to hold that position for three years. He performs with great jazz artists such as Nduduzo Makhathini, Andile Yenana, Salim Washington – who also featured him in his latest album.

He titled his project The Inevitable Calling, referring to one's response to a call from beyond oneself, the use of one's gift and strength to make the world a better place through the cultivation of one's creativity and one's imagination.

"It is the vocation that rests on the belief that life is more than just about ME! My music is drawn from memory and feeling of existence and life experiences through my surrounding, family, friends, commuting and society. It speaks more about who I am, my thoughts, belief, loved ones, influences and societal issues we as the current generation are facing," says Ndlazi.

During Ndlazi's time as a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he played for the UKZN Storytellers as part of an exchange programme with VCU called “Jazz Bridge to Greater Understanding”. This was not his only international adventure, in 2019 he attended the Louis Amstrong Summer Camp in New Orleans courtesy as part of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Youth Development Program.

Ndlazi's band is featuring Zibusiso Makhathini on keys, Thabo Sikhakhane on flugelhorn and trumpet and Riley Giandhari on drums. He will also feature special guests Senzo Ngcobo on trombone and Nosihe on vocals.

This concert is initiated as part of a partnership between The Luthuli Museum and Concerts SA, produced by iSupport Creative Business. The Luthuli Museum is a site of international historical significance. It celebrates the life and legacy of Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli, a human rights champion, an exemplary African leader and the first African to be awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed under the auspices of SAMRO and managed by IKS Cultural Consulting. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO and the SAMRO Foundation. 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.

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The concert can be seen from Friday October 23 at 15h00. Tickets R20. Visit