Pianist and Composer Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane visits Northern KwaZulu Natal

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In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business and the SoulChain Movement present Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane Live in concert. Sibusiso Mashiloane and his band will visit Richards Bay on Monday 1 May when he will bring a live performance at The Outpost Restaurant. On Tuesday 2 May he will bring 2 concerts for various primary-and high school learners in Eshowe. 

For this performance Mashiloane will be accompanied by Zoe The Seed on vocals, Dalisu Ndlazi on bass guitar and Riley Giandhari on drums.

“Live music performances are very much shaped by the audience. So knowing the history of this area gives me assurance that there will be a lot of singing and dancing from the audiences, young and old. I am very much looking forward to the experience: Ngiya KwaZulu! ” says Mashiloane

Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane is a prolific artist who’s academic credentials speak volume 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 is an integral performer and 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 (released in December 2016) 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 was awarded 2 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.

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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 form 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.

Alongside Mashiloane local supporting act The Silhouettes will also perform in Richards Bay. This band will be at their home turf,  and was established in 2012. 

This series of performances by 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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Events Listing

The Outpost Restaurant

Richards Bay Country Club

Monday 1 May – 2pm

Tickets: R80

Bookings: rene@renebekker.co.za / 083 254 5540