07 August 2015 Volume :3 Issue :36

UKZN Alumnus live at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

UKZN Alumnus live at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
Singer Zoe the Seed who will be at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on 5 August.

UKZN graduate, Swaziland-born singer Zoe the Seed, will perform live at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music from 6pm on Wednesday, 5 August.

Durban-based Zoe the Seed holds a BA in Jazz and Popular Music from UKZN.

Her Swazi background exposed her to soul and gospel music which were interwoven with jazz during her studies.

She says the sound she’s working on at the moment is experimental but carries distinct textures of African modal sounds and contemporary jazz.

Her vocal expressions tackle the deepest emotion as her writing is influenced by everyday experiences people go through, while the lyrics promote love, respect and opposition to women and child abuse.

Zoe the Seed has shown immense interest in bringing music awareness to communities and schools. With assistance from Isupport Music Business and Concerts SA, she has provided workshops to places such as the Amatikulu Primary School and the Albert Luthuli Museum, educating them about jazz music and how it affects our music industry.

She has hosted a variety of shows around Durban and performed at corporative and jazz festival events. She is currently working towards releasing her album.

Also featured at the show on 5 August will be Zoe Masuku (vocals) supported by Sbu Zondi (drums), Sbu Mashiloane (piano) and Dalisu Ndlazi (bass).

Doors open at 5.30pm with a R50 admission fee which reduces to R30 for pensioners and R15 for students.

Please phone Thuli on 031-260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details.

Melissa Mungroo

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