25 November 2015 Volume :3 Issue :53

School of Arts to host 2015 Jazz and Popular Music Recitals

School of Arts to host 2015 Jazz and Popular Music Recitals
Music students Mr Kwena Ramahuta and Mr Lungelo Ngcobo set to perform this week.

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) within the School of Arts is proud to present the 2015 Jazz and Jazz and Popular music recitals on 24 and 25 November, at 18h00.

The candidates who are reciting are Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Students: Bethuel Tshoane (guitar), Kaylin Naidoo (guitar), and Dylan Silk (guitar), BPrac students Lucky Swele (guitar), Rogan Chaz (guitar), Lungelo Ngcobo (piano) as well as BMus vocalist Kwena Ramahuta.

The students will play a variety of original compositions and standards. On Tuesday 24 November, Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Students Bethuel Tshoane (guitar), Kaylin Naidoo (guitar), and Dylan Silk (guitar) will be performing.  They have toured the country with various artists such as Tasha Baxter, Freddie Van’Dango (Idols), T.H.O.T.S. and L-Tido.

The biggest stage that Silk has played on so far was opening for Usher with L-Tido. He is also an aspiring videographer, with ambitions to run his own audio/visual studio in the future. Also reciting on Tuesday, is BPrac student Lucky Swele (guitar) who is a member of trio “Ubuciko The Art” a group that fuses poetry/spoken words and music interludes.

The following night, Wednesday 25 November, BPrac students Rogan Chaz (guitar) and Lungelo Ngcobo (piano) will be accompanied by Salim Washington (tenor saxophone), Tshepo Tsotetsi (alto saxophone), George Mari (trumpet), Riley Ghindari (drums), Menzi Mkhize (percussion), Nick Pittman (guitar) and Prince Bulo (bass). BMus vocalist Kwena Ramahuta who recently was a semi-finalist in the recent prestigious Samro international scholarship competition 2015 will also recite that night.

Speaking about his recital, Ngcobo said, ‘I really look forward to my recital as I have seen the response from people on social networks and so many people are eager to attend. Some members from my extended family will come. 

‘I have a very strong group of individuals musically so they give me confidence that everything I have written and arranged will sound the way I had hoped for it to sound.  In the band are Salim Washington, Tsepho Tsotetsi, George Mari, Riley Ghindari, Prince Bulo and Menzi Mkhize. I really hope whoever is keen to hear what a UKZN student sounds like could come through for this recital,’ he said.

The recital will take place at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) Level 2, Shepstone Building; UKZN Howard College campus.  Entrance is free. Please contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more information.

Melissa Mungroo

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