Durban duo N'den, and their upcoming single Coffee in the Morning.

Alumni form music duo and launch new single

UKZN alumni Mr David Smith (pianist), and Coordinator of the Jazz Centre at the University Ms Thulile Zama (vocalist) have formed a musical duo called N’den. They will launch their new hit debut single Coffee in the Morning on 9 April on all digital platforms. ‘The song represents the simple things that people in love

Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane releases new album.

Jazz Lecturer Launches Fifth Album

Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has released his fifth album titled iHubo Labomdabu, a solo piano set featuring music composed during the lockdown period. ‘This album is informed by an imagination of my personal life experiences, political climate and imposed lifestyle,’ said Mashiloane. ‘The music tells of social awareness and interprets our daily life as

Artists and musicians who performed at the African Cultural Calabash

UKZN Celebrates 15th Annual African Cultural Calabash

African Music and Dance (AMD) third year students under the directorship of senior lecturer Dr Patricia Opondo hosted a successful 15th Annual African Cultural Calabash Festival under the umbrella of the African Music Project. The free event was online on the African Music Project Facebook Page which is open to the general public. The theme

UKZN Alumnus Mr Zakes Bantwini.

Alumnus donates royalties to 2 000 vulnerable families

House musician and UKZN alumnus Mr Zakes Bantwini recently visited Ubuntu Pathways in Port Elizabeth’s Zwide Township to hand over his donation of royalties from his collaboration with global American Singer Lauv in which Bantwini remixed the Modern Loneliness single. Ubuntu Pathways is a non-profit organisation that provides a transformative support system to 2 000

UKZN Alumnus Holly ‘Rey’ Wasserfall.

UKZN Alumnus Holly Rey’s Song You is certified triple platinum

House musician, Ms Holly Wasserfall, aka, Holly Rey was pleasantly surprised when she found out that her song You had been certified triple platinum. She said that her management team including her mom hid the news from her for almost two weeks. ‘I was called to a meeting at Content Connect Africa by Banele Tshambo.

z lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane and his new album.

UKZN Jazz Lecturer nominated for prestigious Music Awards

Jazz lecturer and musician Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane’s fourth album Amanzi Nemifula – Umkhuleko has been nominated in numerous categories for the upcoming Mzantsi Jazz Awards and the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). His nominations for the Mzantsi Jazz Awards are for Best Jazz Album – Umkhuleko; Best Jazz Song – Tugela;  Best Traditional Jazz Album

UKZN Alumnus and jazz musician Mr Linda Sikhakhane

UKZN music alumnus graduates from prestigious New York school

UKZN alumnus Mr Linda Sikhakhane, who is also a well-known jazz musician, joins the likes of Tom Ford and Bradley Cooper as an alumnus of the New York-based The New School in the United States after being sponsored by Pacinamix – a cutting-edge PR firm.

UKZN Jazz student, Mr Dalisu Ndlazi

UKZN Jazz student takes on New Orleans

UKZN Jazz student and bassist, Mr Dalisu Ndlazi is attending the Louis Armstrong Summer Camp in New Orleans, courtesy of T Musicman through the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Youth Development Program, GELEZA KLEVA AND LEARN.