Centre for Jazz and Popular Music: Wed 3 April
Making a welcome return to Durban, one of the steady fixtures on the local Jazz scene, PanAfrican double bass jazz player, composer and educator, Ildo Nandja, is set to perform at the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on Wednesday 3 April.
In a performance simply titled, Ildo Nandja Live – the well-known musician will be showcasing some of the materials he has been experimenting while overseas. Nandja, who hails from Maputo, is currently furthering his studies in the heart of the European Jazz world, at the Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands. While he is in Europe, he is always eager and keen to collaborate with others, Nandja is a regular feature in the local jazz scene in Limburg, Brussels and Cologne.
As an activist and peace builder involved in community building, Nandja’s music is an instrument and a medium, to bring awareness about the situation of the world, addressing issues such as unity, justice, equality, gender and social cohesion amongst many more aspects that are relevant in contributing to the betterment of society.
The music uses his African rhythmical abilities and expertise to express advanced harmonic concepts to his compositions. His sound blends Panafrican rhythms and melodies with Jazz, European and contemporary music influences. These musical diversities reflect his experiences and the result is a combination of an experimental interdisciplinary sound.
The audience can expect a vibrant and engaging groovy performance that includes local and familiar jazz numbers, but also very exotic sounds that he has been experimenting with. Nandja shares the stage with Jazz Centre regulars, Neil Gonalvez on piano and harmonica and drummer extraordinaire, Riley Giandhari.
Event Listing
UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music
Date: Wednesday 3 April
Time: 6pm
Tickets: R80 Adults / R60 Pensioners / R25 Students
More info, visit www.music.ukzn.ac.za

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