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Wednesday, May 26, 2021


(Left: Blaq Diamond)

The countdown to the Umkhumbane Jazz & Soul Fusion Experience - one of the National Arts Council of South Africa’s presidential employment stimulus programmes – has begun.

This is a dynamic music spectacle that will top the events chart of Durban, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and beyond, with a variety of arts verticals that will culminate into the main affair, takes place on May 30, 2021 from 10h00 at Cato Manor Sports Grounds. This is a celebration of uMkhumbane as one of the lead projects along with Sophia town and District 6 in its contribution to the Apartheid struggle.

(Right: Sky Wanda)

Experience the fusion of Jazz & Soul under the theme Restoring Hope – this is one event not to be missed, a turning point for the community and the country as we endeavour to pivot towards where the light shines brighter after the ravaging effects and impact of COVID-19 which has left many of us distraught and psycho-socially damaged. 

This project also promotes local township economic and tourism development.

(Left: Naina Kay)

The experience will showcase the best of South Africa and KZN’s talent through various genres of music and other cultural or sport activities that will be taking place in and around the area. The point is to promote an ‘innovative’ approach to the industry that will draw all people from different walks of life together, to watch, play and enjoy.

The line-up for the Umkhumbane Jazz & Soul Fusion Experience is the one to die for and will feature big names such as Langa Mavuso, Sjava, Blaq Diamond, Madala Kunene, Skye Wanda, Mbuso Khoza, Mondli Ngcobo, Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble, Zoe the Seed, Naima Kay, Mnqobi Yazo, Heels over Head and other greats!

(Right: Langa Mavuso)

Fans can also look out for scintillating music treats from DJ’s and entertainers such as Khaya Dladla, Polo B, Swazy Mokeona aka Sizakele- Imbewu, DJ Lab, Smangarero, DJ Dums and many more performers.

The venue which has been chosen according to the anticipated response from the target audience is tailored to the scale and mood of the event. It is also central and adheres to COVID-19 rules and regulations.

Tickets are available at Webtickets or Pick’n Pay outlets nationwide, starting from R50 (children), R150 (adult access) and from R300 for Commercial VIP.

The main music concert will be preceded by a Night Market and Fun Fair on May 28, 2021, and a Soccer Tournament & Aerobics Session on May 29, 2021. The outdoor experience side activities will take place at local grounds in Cato Manor.

For more updates on the Umkhumbane Jazz & Soul Fusion Experience, follow the event on its social media pages umkhumbanejazzandsoulexperience @umkhumbane_jazz_and_soul _exp by using the hashtags #UmkhumbaneJSE2021 #Umkhumbane Heritage #RestoringHope

For more information contact 071 012 7038 or email: