Jazz / Dsg Hall

Dubbed “The Groove Queen” by her peers and fans, Krugersdorp-born AusTebza is known for her skill on the bass and vocals. She spent 12 years playing the bass guitar for the renowned Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP), and launched her solo career in 2019. Of her time spent playing in HHP’s band, she says simply, “You may sound good by yourself, but you will always sound better when you are in harmony with others”. AusTebza has performed with the likes of Simphiwe Dana, Bucie, Wouter Kellerman, Proverb, and Laurie Levington and her incredibly successful “Going Home” and subsequent album “Make a Difference” was followed by her latest album “Motheo” in 2021. The album was originally meant to be launched at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in March 2020, but its release was delayed due to Covid-19. AusTebza is a must-see for fans of Afropop and South African groove.

We are grateful to Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the Swiss Arts Council and Fonds Podium Kunsten Performing Arts Fund NL for making this performance possible.


AusTebza (vocals, bass)
Neo Joshua Mabena (sax)
Ngwato Mapalakane (guitar)
Ntsiki Ntsele (piano)
Josiah Musuwo (drums)
Lebo Moalusi (vocals)
Angel Mboweni (vocals)

  • Venue: Dsg Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Worcester St, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R120.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 70mins
  • Ages: All Ages
June 25, 2022   17:00 - 18:10
June 26, 2022   20:30 - 21:40