You dare not miss Babalwa

2017-02-23 06:00
Babalwa Meintjies on stage

Babalwa Meintjies on stage

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Fans of young songbird Babalwa Meintjies should make a date with her on Sunday, as she will be sizzling them at Kwa Sec, in Gugulethu’s NY138-52.

The fans should brace themselves for yet another scintillating and exhilarating performance from the young lass, which forms part of the Jazz in the Native Yards’ concert series.

Meintjies is an accomplished jazz singer originally from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, who studied music at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Besides being one of South Africa’s greatest young jazz singers, Meintjies composes her own songs.

She has performed with various jazz giants including Feya Faku as well as

well-known musicians of the genre including Neil Gonsalves, Sazi Dlamini,

Pakie Peloele and Philani Ngidi.

She has performed at various prestigious jazz gigs, including at the 2014 Standard Bank Jazz Festival.

In 2008 she was invited by both the National Heritage Council and the Embassy of South Africa in Athens, Greece to perform at the annual Heritage Celebration Event.

On Sunday at Sec’s Place, she will perform some of her own compositions and popular jazz standards with the legendary George Werner on piano.

The rest of the band consists of young talent in the names of Mpumi Mnyamana on tenor saxophone, Sean Bratz on bass guitar and Kurt Bowers on percussions.

Tickets are sold at the door and cost R70 per head.

Students and senior citizens pay for discounted tickets. Light meals and drinks will be sold.

These concerts are supported by Concerts SA, 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.

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