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Tuesday, July 19, 2022


(Left: Mpumi Dhlamini)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents Mpumi Dhlamini on July 27, 2022, at 18h00.

Mpumi Dhlamini is a multiple SAMA & METRO FM Awards nominee for Best Newcomer and Best Jazz Album (respectively). He is also a multi-instrumentalist (accordion, piano, saxophone the Rhodes keyboard and more).

Dhlamini has performed and collaborated with the likes of Proverb, Zwai Bala, Jimmy Dludlu, Lira and has produced works for Wanda Baloyi, Brian Temba, Kabomo, Zama Jobe and Sphelelo Mazibuko, amongst others.

Dhlamini is continuing to push the boundaries of genre-bending and sonic expression in the jazz world. He has three studio albums Combined Elements, Note to Self and his latest release, Imvuselelo.

For his latest offering (Imvuselelo) he composed, produced, and played all the instruments including vocals and had a few guests on the project namely, Sphelelo Mazibuko, Skhumbuzo Mbhele playing drums on a few tracks, and once again Tshepo Tsotetsi on saxophone. On this offering, Dhlamini explores sounds of old like swing and blues but also alludes to his signature eastern and African indigenous, church, and folk-influenced sound which he released exclusively on his website on January 27, 2022.

Catch Mpumi Dhlamini’s performance at 18h00 on July 27, 2022, at 18h00. (Doors open: 17h30)

Tickets R100 (R70 pensioner and R40 students). Booking is essential by 15h00 on July 27, 2022, on email

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