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Tuesday, May 16, 2023



(Right: David Smith & Thulile Zama)

The Headroom proudly presents Durban duo N’den on May 27, 2023, at 14h30 for 15h00.

N’den is a musical duo consisting of vocalist Thulile Zama and pianist David Smith. The duo met in the early 2000s while studying music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Their humble musical beginning as a duo started with playing gigs in different restaurants and corporate scene.

Smith has always had an undoubted passion for music, and as a member of a very successful Jazz/Hip Hop band, Big Idea, that made waves throughout the country

Zama, distinguished by her dazzling voice, is a lead vocalist of a successful all-female contemporary Jazz band Heels Over Head (best contemporary jazz nominees SAMA-2011}, (Yamaha Young artist winners 2010)

This versatile vocalist is well known in the Jazz circuit and a well-loved vocalist in Durban. Her talents have taken her to Hamburg and Berlin in Germany and New Orleans USA

Together they are part of the Tributes to Mama Africa/Sophiatown band since 2017. In the last few years, the duet has been composing original music and covering some of their favourite songs for their Youtube channel and social media pages

Zama has been the concert organiser at the Centre for Jazz and Popular music since 2011 and is also studying her Masters at the culture, communication and media studies. 

Admission: R100. Bookings through Lu Dlamini on email: or phone +27 314590840

 PS: The venue has soft drinks on sale if you want anything harder, please bring your own.

The Headroom Studio is situated at 21 Bridlington Road, Seaview, in Durban.

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