JAZZ singer Titi Luzipo, will be celebrating the role women play and why it is so important in society in the concert, Being Woman, at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban on Wednesday, August 2 at 6 pm.
The 21-year-old singer, who did her Bachelor of Music, majoring in jazz performance at the University of Cape Town and a course in performing arts at the University of the Western Cape, recently returned from a tour of Germany and Switzerland with Africappella.
She has also worked with a host of local and international music stars, including Feya Faku, McCoy Mrubata, Gloria Bosman, Judith Sephuma, Zonke, Caiphus Semenya, Loyiso Bala, Ringo Madlingozi and George Benson.
Now hard at work on her debut album, which is due out later this year, she believes women are not being celebrated the way they should.
“The importance of women in society has become a foreign understanding,” Luzipo adds. “The role women play in society should be celebrated more than it currently is. With the recent killings of women in the country, it is only befitting to heal those who have been affected by this terrific ordeal through song and intricate melodies. Being Woman celebrates the art and power of a woman.”
Joining her at the Centre for Jazz will be Lungelo Ngcobo (piano) Dalisu Ndlazi (bass), Sbu Zondi (drums) and Phumlani Mtiti (saxophone).
The venue is on level two of the Shepstone Building at UKZN’s Howard College campus. Doors open at 5.30 pm. Tickets are R70 (R45 pensioners, R20 students). Inquiries: phone Thuli at 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za