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Durban vocalist and UKZN staffer Ms Thulile Zama, who recently completed her BA (Honours) degree at UKZN, will perform at the Jazzy Rainbow club in Durban on July 27
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UKZN alumnus Mr Linda Sikhakhane, who is also a well-known jazz musician, joins the likes of Tom Ford and Bradley Cooper as an alumnus of the New York-based The New School in the United States after being sponsored by Pacinamix - a cutting-edge PR firm.
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UKZN Jazz student and bassist, Mr Dalisu Ndlazi is attending the Louis Armstrong Summer Camp in New Orleans, courtesy of T Musicman through the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Youth Development Program, GELEZA KLEVA AND LEARN.
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Music student Ms Nomfundo Cele partnered with Okwabantu Events to host the Fashion Meets Jazz show - a lifestyle event incorporating live jazz music and a fashion showcase - at the Olympus night club in Durban.
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Nine students of the College of Humanities won 2019 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries for study in music performance, each receiving cash towards their fees or for funding their research.
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The music discipline at the School of Arts hosted a celebration for its longstanding umakhweyana bow teacher, Brother Clement Sithole. The event was held in partnership with the National Arts Council, the UKZN African Music Project and the KwaZulu-Natal United Music Industry Association (KUMISA).
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As part of Africa Month celebrations, the School of Arts in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture and uMsunduzi Museum hosted the inaugural Oliver Mtukudzi memorial lecture in Pietermaritzburg.
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The School of Arts recently bid farewell to one of its longstanding academics in Foreign Languages, Professor Bernhard Kytzler, who will turn 90 in August. After working at UKZN for 27 years, Kytzler will now return to his home in Germany.
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House musician, Ms Holly Wasserfall, aka, Holly Rey took home the Record of the Year award for her song Deeper at the 25th South African Music Awards (SAMAs) at the Sun City Superbowl. The award is voted for by the public.
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Honours African Music and Dance (AMD) Applied Ethnomusicology students Ms Zoliswa Mchunu and Ms Slindile Dlamini recently presented their showcase concerts at the Howard College Theatre.
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UKZN alumnus Mr Bongani ‘Tiger’ Ndimande is one half of an up-and-coming Hip Hop duo known as Lio X Tiger.
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Soweto-born novelist Mr Niq Mhlongo has completed a stint as the first Artist-in-Residency at UKZN’s School of Arts.
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Closer to Home by UKZN Jazz lecturer Mr Sibusiso Mashiloane has been nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA) in the category Best Jazz Album.
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The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in the School of Arts has celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month with a series of school visits to increase the awareness of jazz.
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Fine Arts student Ms Georgina Calder recently held an exhibition, titled Arranging Retrieved Memories at the Jack Heath Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. Calder’s work is shaped around her memories of her childhood in the city. She uses the weaver’s nest to serve as a metaphor for her memories.
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Dr Lolie Makhubu-Badenhorst of the African Languages and Linguistics Cluster in the School of Arts is the head of the recently established KwaZulu-Natal Chapter of the South African Translators' Institute (SATI).
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Nhlanhla Mkhize and academics Professors Ernest Khalema, Maheshvari Naidu, Nobuhle Hlongwa and Nogwaja Zulu recently met with Dr Saleem Badat of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to discuss their research projects that were made possible through funding from the Foundation.
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Mr Eloff Pretorius received a Master of Fine Arts for his innovations in non-toxic materials for intaglio etching. His ground-breaking research found that metal salt etchants are a safe alternative to strong acid etchants. It also proposed that cleaning solvents be replaced by vegetable oil, and that acrylic mediums be used instead of rosin dust and bitumen.
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Ms Hazel Ncube, daughter of MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature, Mrs Nomusa Dube-Ncube, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.
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Up-and-coming Hip Hop artist Mr Bongani Ndimande graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree. He is passionate about music, having started his musical journey three years ago.
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Lead singer of the highly acclaimed Heels over Head band and UKZN staff member Ms Thulile Zama was awarded her Honours degree in Social Sciences.
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