Rainbow Restaurant, Pinetown: Sunday 25 June
The Rainbow and Concerts SA present the Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble’s long overdue debut album Ezintabeni.
The UJE in partnership with Ethekwini Municipality, KwaZulu Natal Department of Arts & Culture and KZN Music House, have recorded their long overdue debut album, featuring respected musicians who have dedicated their lives to their music. UJE have put huge effort into recording this album for the purpose of creating valuable archive material for arts and musical heritage. The Sagiya Foundation made it possible for UJE to share the stories of their beloved home with us, aiming to hit the global market.
UJE features legends from Ethekwini Municipality: Reeds section: Moses Sefatsha, Jerry Kunene, Muntu Dube, Sithembiso Ntuli and Mduduzi Magwaza; Brass section: Eric Duma and Bheki Luthuli; Vocals: Adolph “Mbova” Kunene; Keys: Vincent Mthetwa; Bass: KB ‘The Master’ Maphumulo; Guitar: Mduduzi Mahlobo and Drums: Atlas Duma
Every member of the 12-piece band had a hand in crafting at least one of the album’s 12 compositions. UJE then included some commemoration songs from African Jazz Pioneers: Sigaxa Mabhande and Way Back 50’s.
Durban – Rainbow Restaurant, Pinetown