SINGER-songwriter, Nono Nkoane, will contemplate the relationship between jazz and African music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 19.
The gig consists of re-imagined compositions from her debut album True Call as well as some new, never heard before pieces.
The Cape Town born songstress studied jazz at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and has performed at the Robben Island Festival, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, the Stellenbosch Amphitheatre, Baxter theatre, and the State Theatre.
Over the years Nkoane has also shared the stage with Jimmy Dludlu, Judith Sephuma, Hugh Masekela, Ernie Smith, Miriam Makeba and Jabu Khanyile.
For this performance she will be accompanied by Sanele Phakathi on piano, Ildo Nandja on bass and Bonolo Nkoane on drums.
The Centre for Jazz and Popular music (CJPM) is on level two of the Shepstone building at UKZN’s Howard College campus. Doors open at 5.30 pm. Tickets are R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 students). Inquiries: Thuli at 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za