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(Right: Musa Vincent Mtetwa – pic supplied)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present well-respected composer, pianist and educator Vincent Mtetwa on Wednesday May 3, 2023, at 17h30.

Musa Vincent Mtetwa has performed throughout the country and internationally as a jazz artist and also working with the traditional African musicians in South Africa.

He has shared the stage with many great musicians such as Madala Kunene, Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble, Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Dludlu, Selaelo Selota, Caiphus Semenya, Brian Thusi and many others. He has performed before thousands of people in numerous stages including Cape Town International Jazz Festival, The Essence Festival, Joy of Jazz and Grahamstown Jazz Festival, to name a few.

He is currently a freelance-musician and has produced an album with the Durban Jazz-Legends (Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble). In 2014, he has been working with the COPA Academy (Kensington, Johannesburg) as a Music Lecturer. Copa Academy has branches in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.

He has performed with Madala Kunene, as resident band-keyboard-player, at the Carnegie Hall, New York City, in the UBUNTU festival together with Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo (20 years of SA democracy celebration). His performance experience has opened doors in other various fields of musical genres such as contemporary music, where he did a series of different tribute shows at The Dockyard Supper Theatre.

Mtetwa will be joined by a full band to play music from his 2021 EP Titled Judgement Day.

The concert will take place on May 3, 2023, at 17h30 (doors open: 17h00) at the UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

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

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