Friday 30th June
A Homage to musical legends at The Jazzy Rainbow
This performance by vocalist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Durban’s jazz lounge, The Jazzy Rainbow, in association with Concerts SA, launched its first straight jazz programme on the eve of Heritage Day in September 2016 and continues to follow up with the same concept. “#JazzyStraightAhead is about introducing regular, live, straight jazz concerts to our city in order to help keep the music alive,” says Oliver-Rene Haas.
For this performance Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be presenting some of the finest music composed by legendary musicians Zim Ngqawana, Andile Yenana, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Bheki Mseleku. Mashiloane has a long-term view of conscientising Africans about the value of their own works and aims to breed a new, de-colonised generation of musicians, music collectors and live music audiences who will pride themselves about their own African heritage.
“I feel honored to get an opportunity to pay tribute to my legends. This is the music I grew up with, that influenced me and coming from the composers that I respect so much. I want to make sure these compositions will never be forgotten. It is our heritage that must be preserved.” Says Mashiloane.
Joining Mashiloane on stage will be Brydon Bolton playing bass Mandla Mlangeni- trumpet and Kabelo Mokhatla- drums.
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is a prolific artist who’s academic credentials speak volumes for the kind of passion and discipline he has for music. He has a Masters in Jazz Performance and graduated Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Mash has been well received by audiences while touring the country and beyond to promote his two albums Amanz’ Olwandle (2016) and Rotha – A Tribute to Mama (2017).
His debut album Amanz’ Olwandle was the first glimpse of a very promising musical journey through jazz, an accrual and reflection of every music experience he has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. Amanz’ Olwandle secured two awards at the first ever Mzantsi Jazz Awards- Best Contemporary Jazz Album (decided by a jury) and Best Jazz Album (voted for by the public). The awards aim to recognize excellence in jazz music in South Africa.
In August 2017, his second album Rotha – A Tribute to Mama followed. This second album is an acoustic traditional jazz album that radiates South African heritage sound and universal jazz influences. He describes this album as mostly sharing Coltrane’s harmonic movements with African influences within the melody and most notably references to South African tribal and spiritual sounds.
Not only is Mash a great artist in this very vibrant time in South African jazz music, he also is a teacher with a focused goal to help grow talent from a firm foundation of African Roots. He lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Durban Music School. His focus is to teach and organize live music performances with his students focusing on South African composers and in line with this development Mashiloane is currently busy with his PHD focusing on South African composers.
This performance by Sibusiso Mashiloane is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
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Saturday 30 June
The Jazzy Rainbow, 93 Smiso Nkwanyana (ex-Goble) Road
R80, tickets at the door
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane Live In Concert
Friday 30th June