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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents Pat Zondi and Mpolompolo Band

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music proudly presents Pat Zondi and the Mpolompolo Band on Wednesday, 13 September 2023 at 17:30.

Heritage Month is here with us again, and this year, the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music celebrates the month with an exciting lineup of South Africa’s finest musicians and performers. On Wednesday 13 September, Pat Zondi and the Mpolompolo Band, will dazzle us with a fusion of Afro-pop and traditional maskandi styles with a touch of jazzy vibes. His repertoire mainly comprises original compositions and will include covers of old-time township jazz and mbhaqanga hits on the night.

Pat started his creative career writing and reciting poetry in community groups in the late 1980s and, by 1992, gained admission to an Audio Producers Course at the then University of Natal in Durban. He recorded his first album titled ‘Buya,’ followed by ‘Nondaba’ in 2006, and in 2010, he released ‘Isimanga sothando.’

Performing with Pat on the night will be members of the Mpolompolo Band, which is made up of Nhlanhla Zondi (of Abahambayo) on acoustic guitar and vocals, Malusi Ndlovu (founder and leader of an arts and development organization ‘Vusani Isizwe Mawundlu’ based in Ntuzuma) on djembe, conga and vocals, Bheki Khalala (who has toured with Mfiliseni Magubane, Busi Mhlongo and Maqhinga Hadebe) on acoustic guitar, with Pat himself on accordion and lead vocals.

Pat and the band promise an exciting evening of Afro-fusion and a dash of nostalgia as they send us back to our heritage to relive some of the most beautiful sounds that have shaped our musical soundscape.

Gig Listing

Pat Zondi and Mpolompolo Band

13 September 2023

UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

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

Doors open at 17h00

Music starts at 17:30

Booking is essential: zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

Tickets: R100, pensioner tickets are R70, and student tickets are R40.

Date

Sep 13 2023
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Time

5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 13 2023
  • Time: 11:30 am
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music

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