Concert to celebrate SA’s musical heritage

2018-09-26 06:02
Andiswa Maduna.PHOTO: supplied

Andiswa Maduna.PHOTO: supplied

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IN association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business presents Andiswa Maduna (22) live in concert at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Saturday, September 29.

“As it a Heritage Month this month, I am all for our African Music. It’s going to be a great night.

“If you love African music, then Seaman’s Corner is the place to be on September 29.

“I’ll be covering songs by the late Mam Busi Mhlongo and other various great musicians!” says Maduna.

Joining Maduna on stage will be Mawande Kunene on piano, Mukelani Mgobhozi on drums, Blessing Thwala on bass, Sinalo Zulu playing the trumpet, and Sanele Ntombela on guitar.

Maduna — who was born in Pietermaritzburg — is a young, vibrant, and assertive woman who is currently studying jazz and popular music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Maduna started singing at a young age, taking part in school choirs both in primary (Ndabenhle P. P) and high school (Sukuma Comprehensive). Maduna started off singing choral and gospel music before moving onto jazz and popular music.

“I can say that those experiences have taught me to be versatile,” says Maduna.

She was part of one of the best choirs in KwaZulu-Natal — the Pietermaritzburg Choral Society — which was led by the late Mr. Radebe, known for his great contributions to choral music around South Africa, before following her passion for gospel music. Maduna has worked with the Themba Njilo Foundation and the Uhologo Production as a backup vocalist and also as a studio vocalist.

She has also worked with the artists under this production company, namely Neli Dlamini, who won the “I want to sing Gospel” competition.

Tickets are R30 and available at the door.

This concert is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that 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 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (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.

For more information visit or follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter. You can also like Concerts SA on Facebook at


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