Pianist Lindi Ngonelo Promises Beautiful Memories As She Tours Kwa-Zulu Natal

In association with Concerts SA, Seaman’s Corner, Artizen Lounge, Luthuli Museum and iSupport Music Business bring you pianist and composer Lindi Ngonelo for a series of concerts in KwaZulu-Natal. She and her band will be performing in Hammarsdale on Saturday 29 December, in KwaMashu on Sunday 30 December and in Groutville on Friday 4 January 2019.
“I am excited to perform at home after a long time. I have a lot in store for the audience and promise for each concert to be special and to create beautiful memories.” says Ngonelo.
For this concert series Ngonelo heads up her own quartet featuring seasoned players Freeman Gumede on bass guitar, Mxolisi Mdlalose on saxophone, Siyanda Zulu on trumpet and Sbu Zondi on drums. The audience can experience her keen and avid love for composing and arranging.
Ngonelo holds a Bachelor of Practical Music Degree from the University of Kwazulu-Natal as well as a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the University of Pretoria. Ngonelo is currently a music teacher at the East Rand School of the Arts in Benoni and was a music lecturer at the University of Kwazulu-Natal between 2012 and 2013. Her performance background spans many years and a variety of genres of music including jazz, Afro-pop, gospel, funk and hip-hop. Her experience includes being pianist for household names such as Heels over Head, Tu Nokwe, Swazi Dlamini, Nomsa Mazwai and Brenda Mntambo.
Also on stage at Artizen in KwaMashu on Sunday 30 December will be Phili Faya and her band. Faya is a recording artist and a song writer who sings pop, Afro-pop and deep Afro-soul music.
These concerts are part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that 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. Follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ConcertsSA
Events Listing:
Saturday 29 December
Seaman’s Corner, Unit 3, Hammarsdale
6 pm
Tickets: R30 at the door
Sunday 30 December
Artizen Lounge, KwaMashu
5pm til late
Tickets: R150 at the door/ R250 including cooler box
Friday 4 January 2019
Luthuli Museum, Groutville
6 pm
Tickets: R30 at the door

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