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Mthuthu, live in concert: “Indumiso YabeNguni” for Aprils edition of “Twosday” on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Press release :

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is pleased to present the talented Ntuthuko Ndebele, widely known as Mthuthu, live in concert dubbed “Indumiso YabeNguni” for Aprils edition of “Twosday” on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Born in Ulundi and deeply rooted in his African culture, Mthuthu’s musical journey has been remarkable. From honing his talent at Mahlabatini Primary School to collaborating with renowned DJs and musicians, Mthuthu has carved a niche for himself in the music industry. Mthuthu’s music transcends boundaries, as it fuses elements of African indigenous music and House Music while exploring themes of spirituality and cultural identity. His EP ‘INdumba,’ released in 2022, which featured Dr Madala Kunene, garnered critical acclaim for its evocative melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. His latest EP, “Indumiso Yabenguni“, has also received rave reviews since its release.

In addition to his musical prowess, Mthuthu is a passionate advocate for local talent, mentoring aspiring artists and championing his rich Zulu cultural heritage. His commitment to social justice and healing is reflected in his music, which communicates unity and fairness through storytelling.

Joining him on set for the evening will be Njabulo on percussion, Pianola on piano and Jay on the bass.

Expect an immersive experience that highlights Mthuthu’s unique fusion of ancient Zulu chants, rhythms, and soulful vocals for this Months edition of “Twosday”

“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 our 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.

Gig Listing

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard College Campus, Dennis Shepstone Building, Level 2

Doors open at 17:00, Music starts at 17:30

Door Bookings and more information, please contact zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

Ticket https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546396487

Tickets: R110, R80 for pensioners, R50 for students

Date

Apr 30 2024
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Time

5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: Africa/Johannesburg
  • Date: Apr 30 2024
  • Time: 5:30 pm
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music

Location

Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
University of KwaZulu-Natal, 238 Mazisi Kunene Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4041
Website
https://music.ukzn.ac.za