DUMZA MASWANA

Peddie-based vocalist Dumza Maswana is known more by his Iziduko (clan names) of Khwalo, Ncuthu, Zangwa and Sobese. Clan names are the single most important marker of one’s identity, and identification, roots and place are thus strong themes in songs like ‘Ubizo’ and ‘Beth’emnqwazini’ from his SAMA-nominated debut album ‘Molo’. From the same album, ‘The Letter’ (to his ex) earned him best jazz song at the 2017 Mzansi Jazz Awards. He is known for the depth of his baritone while fusing African traditions, spirituality, soul and jazz to create sonic experiences that uplift, inspire and heal and if you close your eyes and listen, you will hear Stompi Mavi in one phrase and Victor Ntoni in another. He has performed at the National Arts Festival, Macufe, Buyelekhaya, Edinburgh Festival and the Sing! Festival in Canada and has performed alongside Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo Madlingozi, Mafikizolo and the legendary Victor Ntoni, and worked with Banda Banda, DJ Mobi Dixon and Black Motion. This year’s performance will feature music from his latest album ‘Celebrating African Song’, which was produced by former Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz Andile Yenana.

  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration (minutes): 60mins
  • Release Date: July 15, 2021 00:01 - August 31, 2021 23:59

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Dumza Maswana (vocal)
Sakhile Simani (trumpet)
Bongani Tulwana (flute, guitar)
Mthokozisi Mabuza (piano)
Grant Allison (bass)
Sakhi Nompozolo (drums)

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Peddie-based singer-songwriter Dumza Maswana – uKhwalo, uNcuthu, uZangwa, uSobese believes that clan names are the single most important marker of one’s identity, and identification. As a result, roots and place are strong themes in his SAMA-nominated debut album ‘Molo’. Msawana is the recipient of the Mzansi Jazz Award for Best Jazz Song (2017), for his song “The Letter” (to his ex). He has performed at the National Arts Festival, Macufe, Buyelekhaya, Edinburgh Festival and the Sing! Festival in Canada. His latest album, ‘Celebrating African Song’, is produced by former Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz Andile Yenana. Msawana has performed alongside Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo Madlingozi, Mafikizolo and the legendary Victor Ntoni, and worked with Banda Banda, DJ Mobi Dixon and Black Motion.