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Friday, December 30, 2022



(Bruce Baker, Natalie Rungan & Mark Royeppen)

Natalie Rungan will perform live at the Headroom, tomorrow evening (December 31, 2022) at 14h30, supported by Concerts SA.

Rungan is a jazz, gospel and popular music vocalist, a producer, songwriter, and educator. Over the years she has released seven studio albums and collaborated with a multitude of local and international musicians. She has performed on various stages and festivals across the country, and has toured on the African continent, in North America, Europe, Scandinavia and Australia with different ensembles. She has a Master’s degree, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Rhodes University.

As an educator, Rungan has taught jazz vocals at the University of Natal, been a choir director in the genres of jazz and gospel music and is currently the Head of Music at Durban High School. As arts manager, she is also the director of the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre at Durban High School. In 2002, she was awarded Best Jazz Vocalist in the Old Mutual National Jazz Encounters Competition and has been nominated for both the Metro FM Awards and the Crown Gospel Awards. Her music has also been featured on television productions.

In her latest EP, There’s a sound in my head, Natalie composed six songs that serve as a biographical representation of her life as an artist which will be included in her PhD dissertation.

Joining Natalie on stage for the concert at the Headroom is Jazz-funk keyboardist Mark Royeppen who has worked with her for over 20 years on various projects, and one of South Africa’s most versatile drummers, Bruce Baker who has played on national and international stages for decades.

The concert takes place at 14h30 for 15h00 on December 31, 2022, at 21 Bridlington Road, Seaview, Durban.

Entrance R100. For more information email:

NB: The Headroom does not own a liquor licence, please bring your own beverage.


This concert is made possible by The SAMRO Foundation/Concerts SA. 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.