Discipline of Music

Ayanda Mpama
BA Music & Drama Performance (2005)

"We should not only be creating, we also have to look at the way we live"

Ms Thabile Buthelezi
MA (Applied Ethnomusicology)

The first South African student to receive the prestigious Choreomundus: International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage Scholarship. Choreomundus is an Erasmus Mundus programme that investigates dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as intangible cultural heritage
Thulile Zama
BA Music (2007)

“Thulile Zama keeps the fires burning at Africa’s oldest Jazz Centre”

Prof. Chatradari Devroop

Head of the Discipline

Welcome Message from the Head of the Discipline

Welcome to the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Discipline of Music website. Here you will find a vibrant community of staff members who are active musicians and scholars. Their commitment to mentoring students in the multifaceted art of music-making (including performance, theory, aural, history and technology) ensures that students can mature into musicians capable of performing, composing and producing research at the highest levels. Our discipline boasts a state of the art electro-acoustic studio and a well-stocked library. Feel free to contact us for detailed information about our course offerings at undergraduate and post graduate levels.  

Top Stories

UKZN Jazz lecturer and pianist Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane will, next month, release his third album titled Closer to Home.Events to...
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UKZN staffer Ms Thulile Zama and her band, Heels over Head, recently performed at The State Theatre in Pretoria as...
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Three undergraduate students from the College of Humanities are over the moon after receiving this year’s coveted College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.The students...
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See https://www.iol.co.za/entertainment/music/local/composers-to-compete-for-samro-scholarships-16093955 for more details.
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UKZN African Music and Dance alumnus, Ms Thabile Buthelezi, is hosting a series of monthly dialogues and round table discussions...
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Nine students from the College of Humanities are proud recipients of the 2018 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries...
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UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu, Durban, in association with Concert SA,...
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KwaZulu-Natal born songstress and UKZN alumnus, Ms Zethembiso “Zethe” Mdletshe, who shot to fame after winning the grand prize on...
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Prolific pianist, composer and UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing at The State Theatre on Friday...
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Upcoming Events

5:30 pm Avataar (Canada) @ UKZN Jazz Club (Howard College Campus)
Avataar (Canada) @ UKZN Jazz Club (Howard College Campus)
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Line-up: Sundar Viswanathan (saxophone/flute), Suba Sankaran (vocals), Ravi Naimpally (Tabla), Michael Occhipinti (guitar), George Koller (bass) and Max Senitt (drums).
6:00 pm The Centre for Jazz and Popular ... @ UKZN Jazz Club (Howard College Campus)
The Centre for Jazz and Popular ... @ UKZN Jazz Club (Howard College Campus)
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents Canadian band Avataar @ UKZN Jazz Club (Howard College Campus) | Durban | KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa
Avataar as a band has been together for over 10 years, existing in several incarnations (ironically, as the name Avataar would suggest). Several notable lights from the Canadian jazz/world music scene have been a part