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Thandiswa Mazwai + Nduduzo Makhathini

Salon Africana at The Africa Center.

1280 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Doors at 7:30pm. Performance at 8pm. Tickets at $30 available HERE.

We are proud to announce our inaugural program and quarterly series at The Africa Center. The series will kick off with a performance by acclaimed South African artists Thandiswa Mazwai and Nduduzo Makhathini as they present works from their indelible collaborative album “Beleda” (2017).

Vocalist Thandiswa Mazwai is one of the most influential South African musicians of her generation, straddling the urban and the rural, effortlessly melding the traditional with the modern. Her compositions include traditional Xhosa rhythms, mbaqanga, kwaito, and jazz.

Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini is fast becoming one of the most important jazz musicians on the African continent, playing with a bright lyricism and a full sound pallet that gives him a markedly wide melodic vocabulary. He’s a prolific songwriter, currently working on his ninth album. He has received two South Africa Music Awards for Best Jazz Album (2017 and 2018) in addition to numerous other awards and accolades.