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Saturday, July 30, 2022


(Right: Lu Dlamini)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Lu Dlamini on Wednesday August 3, 2022, at 18h00.

Dlamini grew up in a family where her father, as well as at least three of her brothers, played guitar.

The influence of Maskandi runs deep through all South African genres and the guitar formed the very bed-rock of Maskandi so it is only fitting that in order to carry the musical message through, the guitar has got to be there.

The latest line-up of Dlamini’s band has two guitars. As many of her compositions are conceived on guitar in many ways, this is a home coming. Consequently, her songs have been injected with a new more groove-based energy.

Dlamini features Nick Pitman on guitar. This guitarist, producer, and music teacher with over 10 years of experience as a recognized musician within the city’s vibrant performance scene.

Riley Giandhari on drums. Born in Durban, he was mainly inspired by his father Pravin Giandhari who is also a professional drummer.

Also in the line-up is Ntobeko Shandu from Inanda. Popularly known as Ntobass, his bass playing reminds of a young Sipho Gumede with a rootsy melodic sense.

The concert takes place on August 3 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Dennis Shepstone Building, level 2. Doors open at 17h30.

Tickets: R100 (pensioner R70 and students R40). Booking by 15h00 on Wednesday August 3 is essential