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Thursday, February 22, 2024



(Left: Dr Madala Kunene. Pic supplied)

The re-launch of “Twosday” featuring Dr Madala Kunene supported by Lu Dlamini and Marius Botha on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 17h30.

“Twosday” is an exciting music concept that features a collaboration between musicians who are fairly well-established in their own particular area/discipline/style of music. 

The idea is to encourage experimentation, teaching, learning and ultimately new work outside of the stylistic parameters within which the musicians normally work so comfortably.

While Twosday suggests the collaboration between two musicians, it also refers to the meeting of two musical styles and the performance itself may include more musicians if so desired. The performance may also take the form of a lecture-demonstration where the audience is free to make comments and ask questions.

The aim of the exercise is to create an environment that fosters a cross-cultural ethos that is closer to the edge of the musicians’ normal performance and composition experience. Given the fabulous array of phenomenally talented and trained musicians that represent the rich cultural diversity that exists in Durban, it is the hope to establish ‘Twosday’ as an on-going concert series, as we have done so successfully with our Trios series every Wednesday. Essentially it is an opportunity to learn, to stretch creatively and to communicate a shared musicianship.

The concept was first launched in 2011 at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music and was paused during Covid. The re-launch of “Twosday” takes place on Tuesday February 27 featuring Dr Madala Kunene supported by Lu Dlamini and Marius Botha at 17h30.

This performance is billed as the African Strings Festival, a celebration of indigenous musical cords "IziGinci zeAfrica" is set to make its debut in the University of KwaZulu-Natal. After a two-year break, the festival is back with a special performance from the legendary Dr Madala "BAFO" Kunene. The event organiser, Thobani Mngadi, said this inception of African Strings is close to his heart as it pays homage to yet another milestone of Dr Madala Kunene. While the event is scheduled to make a reappearance during African Month, this one promise to be a walk down memory lane.

Dr Madala 'Bafo" Kunene has promised nothing but a world-class performance at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. Bafo expressed that this is his way of thanking the University for conferring him with the Doctorate degree in 2023. The event will have two supporting acts namely Lu Dlamini and Marius Botha, both of who are no strangers to the Durban Music scene.

The Concert takes place on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. Doors open at 17h00, Music starts at 17h30.

Tickets: R110 (R80 for pensioners, R50 students)

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The Centre is situated at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, Dennis Shepstone Building, Level 2.