01 March 2017 Volume :5 Issue :4

Talented UKZN Alumnus set to Perform at Jazz Centre

Talented UKZN Alumnus set to Perform at Jazz Centre
UKZN alumnus Zoe Masuku will be performing at the Jazz Centre.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tshepo Fela will no longer be playing at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

We are happy to announce that local vocalist Zoe the Seed and friends will be lighting up the stage with her original compositions this Wednesday at 18:00. This gig is a preview of what Zoe the Seeds will be presenting at her Jazzy rainbow (93 Simiso Nkwanyana road) gig on 10 March “A night with friends”.

Zoe the Seed is excited to be back at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music. She is in the process of releasing two singles which will lead up to an album release which she plans for August 2017. This vocalist holds a Bachelors degree in Jazz and popular music. Her Swazi background exposed her to influences like soul and gospel music but upon taking up jazz studies a new perspective and meaning of music was reborn. The sound she’s working on at the moment may be a bit experimental but carries distinct texture of African modal sounds and contemporary jazz. Her vocal expressions tackles the deepest emotion to the listener since her writing is influenced by everyday experiences people go through. The lyrical content promote love, respect and stands against women and child abuse. Fusing different styles like jazz and hip hop beats has been her way to interest and introduce young people to the jazz genre.

Expect vibrant and very expressive African modal sounds. Zoe Masuku (Vocals) will be joined by Bethuel Tshoane (Guitar), Sibusiso Mashiloane (Piano), Dalisu Ndlazi (Bass), Sbu Zondi (Drum) at The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2 Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College campus on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Doors open 17:30 and the music starts at 18:00 Tickets will be available at the door for R70 // R45 pensioners // R20 students.

author : Thulile Zama
author email : Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za