UKZN Music graduate and vocalist Ms Nozibusiso Vezi is set to perform with a band at a concert at the Margate Art Museum on Saturday, 5 February.
The performance – being staged by the iSupport Creative Business in collaboration with Umnqgunqgo Wabantu – has been made possible by the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Foundation and Concerts SA which is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project managed by IKS Cultural Consulting.
The aim of the organisers is to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa while at the same time encouraging musicians, promoters, and venue owners to provide support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals.
They also want to encourage youngsters to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by presenting music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
Backing Vezi will be a band comprising Esayidi Further Education and Training (FET) College music learners, led by legendary pianist, Mr Andile Yenana.
The concert also features UKZN students Nhlakanipho Zulu on piano, Kwena Ramahuta on guitar, Nhlakanipho Xolo on bass guitar and Sibusiso Ncube on drums.
Vezi says she has been a lover of music from a tender age and knew that she was destined to pursue a career in the industry. ‘I have been singing from as long as I can remember.’
She promised a lively concert full of rich African sounds, saying: ‘Brace yourself for a mind-blowing performance.’
Tickets at R50 each are available from Webtickets.