Young musicians heading to NYC

2018-07-11 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedKwaDukuza musicians Saiyan Naidoo and Sabian Singh.

PHOTO: suppliedKwaDukuza musicians Saiyan Naidoo and Sabian Singh.

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Young KwaDukuza musicians Sabian Singh and Saiyan Naidoo, together with their award winning teen band Kwini Kuza, will become international musical sensations this month.

The six-person band will be jetting off to America next week to perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the Shrine World Music Venue, and the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival, being held in New York City on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14.

The band, with members ranging from 14 to 16 years old, will be performing a variety of South African and international songs as well as original material.

The Go Africa Harlem event will be run in conjunction with partners Evolve Creative Alliance and a portion of the tickets sales will go to the Evolve Creative Alliance programmes which support children, adults and families in New York City.

Kwini Kuza was formed in 2016, combining music prodigies from various areas in Durban and KwaDukuza.

Over the past two years, the band has performed on many national television and radio shows as well as major music festivals and events for up to 15 000 people.

Their Speed of Light music video aired on all major music channels, including MTV, and in December 2017 the band won “Best Group” at the Live Your Dream SA Music Awards as well as the premier award of the evening, “The Ambassador Award”.

All members of the band are on full music scholarships at Durban Music School.

The band was scouted by a representative from the New Orleans Jazz Festival and so began their journey to international fame.

It will be their first international performance, and the local lads are rearing to go.

Speaking to the Weekly, 14-year-old guitarist Saiyan said he was excited to visit New York.

“This is a great opportunity and we want to make everyone proud.”

Sabian, who is also 14, plays the drums and said it was a great feeling to be internationally recognised for their talents.

“This is the first time I think youth from this area will be playing music at such a large scale event in a different country.

“I am really excited,” he enthused.

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