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Monday, April 11, 2022


(Right: Sibusiso ‘Mash’ Mashiloane. Photo by - Hugh Mdlalose)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane Music From My People on Wednesday April 20, 2022, at 18h00.

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is a Durban-based pianist and composer who has garnered his audiences from across the world and also been awarded many times for his work. Mashiloane is currently studying towards a PhD in music. His music focuses on the sweet themes of home that Mashiloane recalls he keeps running back to. His latest offering Music From My People features a number of industry stalwarts as well as young talents in this 12-track album that is described as a “comprehensive approach that echoes many rhythmic languages, multi-generational comradery in sound, an exploration into self-identity”.

Six years ago, Mashiloane set himself a target to release one album a year for seven years. His music became award-winning albums that the audience enjoyed from 2017 to 2021. In January, he released an album called Music For My People which is said to be a “rich album that reflects the composer’s sonic collaboration, geographic travel and pure intergenerational inspiration and influence”. The creation has been weaved through the various themes of family, community, country, the African continent and the world. He made his album like a puzzle to make the listener piece together his songs which reflects how Mashiloane’ s journey of music has been while exploring self-identity.

Mashiloane, has made a name in the South African Jazz scene and music stages across the globe and has become a multi award-winning and nominated artist at events like the SAMAs, the AFRIMA awards and the International Urban Music Awards. His award-winning albums include 2017 – Amanzi’ Olwandle, 2018 – Rotha: Tribute to Mama, 2019- Closer to Home,2 020 – Amanzi Nemifula: Umkhuleko, 2021 – Ihubo Labomdabu. He has also had five albums that have reached critical acclaim since they have been released.

The Mash Trio comprises Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane on keys, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass and Riley Giandhari on drums. Also featured will be Leon Scharnick on saxophone, Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet, Wandithanda Makandula on vocals and legendary Bheki Khoza on guitar.

The concert starts at 18h00 (doors open 17h30) on April 20, 2022.

Tickets: R100 (R70 pensioners and R40 students). Booking is essential:

The Centre is practicing social distancing, hand sanitizing and the policy of ‘’no mask, no entry’ in accordance with government regulations. Consequently, it can accommodate 90 people in the venue only, and patrons are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be available for sale at the door, but only if and until they have sold 90 tickets.

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is situated at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard College Campus, Dennis Shepstone Building, level 2.