Saturday 4 March
In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents Nicky Shange live in concert at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Saturday 4 March.
Nicky Shange was born and bred in Durban. She studied Music at what was then called Natal Technikon. In 1998, the legendary Busi Mhlongo saw Shange perform and her to be her backing vocalist, which role Shange was honoured to fulfil. In 2001 Shange moved to Johannesburg to join Joyous Celebration. Shortly afterwards she started doing backing vocals for Thandiswa Mazwai, Malaika, Jaziel Brothers and several other performers. As time went by, Shange was noticed by Jonas Gwangwa whom she worked and travelled with around the world. She also worked with Themba Mkhize and Sibongile Khumalo.
In 2015 Shange moved back to Durban where she is currently focusing on her solo career. She has been performing all around KwaZulu-Natal, honing her craft. Her band consists of Bernard Mndaweni (bass), Sanele Phakathi (keyboards) and Sbu Zondi (drums). These are prominent musicians who have also gained a great deal of experience performing with various artists throughout the years.
Being the songwriter she is, Nicky is now in the process of recording her live album and will debut two of her own songs. It is not easy to pin her down to one genre, as she incorporates soulful sounds, African rhythms and jazz into one package. One thing is certain however- that her passion for music shines through in her performances.
This performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to grow 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.
Seaman’s Corner – Hammarsdale
Saturday 4 March – 7pm – R30
C586 Dimba Road, Unit 3, Mpumalanga Township
Tickets at the door