UKZN Academic in ICTM Study Group on African Musics

African Music and Dance senior lecturer, Dr Patricia Opondo, attended the 2nd International Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music’s (ICTM) Study Group on African Musics (SGAM) held at the University of Ghana. ICTM is a scholarly organisation which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance of

UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane releases his third album Closer to Home.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer launches third album

UKZN Jazz lecturer and pianist Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane will, next month, release his third album titled Closer to Home. Events to launch the album will be held in Durban, Johannesburg, Eastern Cape, Swaziland and Cape Town from September until November this year. The album launch tour comes at a time in his career where he

College of Humanities Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients are Ms Jade Jessie Moodley and Ms Avuya Ngcaweni.

Hardworking Humanities Students Awarded College DVC Scholarships

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 are Ms Tasmiyah Oumar, Ms Avuya Ngcaweni and Ms Jade Moodley. Oumar, a Psychology student, was ecstatic saying, ‘I’m still in shock. I honestly didn’t think I would make it this far. My first

UKZN Alumnus Does Her Bit towards Betterment of Society

UKZN African Music and Dance alumnus, Ms Thabile Buthelezi, is hosting a series of monthly dialogues and round table discussions aimed at the ‘betterment of society’. Buthelezi recently created the Thabile Buthelezi Foundation which is a community development project to ‘improve the preservation measurements of South Africa’s intangible cultural heritage through progressive, innovative initiatives’. Full

Prestigious Music Bursaries for Humanities Students

Nine students from the College of Humanities are proud recipients of the 2018 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries for study in music performance. The students- Ms Lihle James, Ms Nomfundo Zuma, Mr Nhlakanipho Ngcobo, Ms Gugu Shange, Ms Slindile Dlamini, Ms Yolokazi Maroyana, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Nosihe Zulu and Ms Nothando Mashaba-

Sophia Town Vibes in KwaMashu during ‘Mama Africa’ Tribute

UKZN staffer and vocalist, Ms Thulile Zama, recently performed A Tribute to Mama Africa in KwaMashu, Durban, in association with Concert SA, iSupport Music Business. Held at the Artizen Restaurant and Lounge, Zama was accompanied by Rebakah Doty on drums, David Smith on keyboard and Sibusiso Mkhonza on bass. Ulozolo Dancers from KwaMashu also featured in the

UKZN Alumnus launches album at Jazz Centre

KwaZulu-Natal born songstress and UKZN alumnus, Ms Zethembiso “Zethe” Mdletshe, who shot to fame after winning the grand prize on the Vodacom NXT LVL TV, is ready to take over the music industry with her much-anticipated debut EP titled Qhawekazi. Ready to give her fans a taste of her work of art, Mdletshe started touring

UKZN Jazz Lecturer to perform at State Theatre in Pretoria

Prolific pianist, composer and UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing at The State Theatre on Friday 18 May. Tickets for the show which starts at 8pm are R120 at Computicket. Audiences can expect a ground-breaking performance in which Mashiloane is bringing the powerful Mash Trio from Durban. Joining Mashiloane will be