Khulani Umzimb’ ukhalimali

Imonti Jazz Band: Khulani Umzimba Ukhal’imali is an educational jazz music show with a combination of African and Fusion Music.

The Imonti Jazz band was formed at African Culture in East London. Musicians who have been involved include Zola Lali, Mbulelo Mcunukelwa, Monwabisi Fishidi, Andile Sondlo and Brenda Mqaqambane.
Zola Lali suggested forming a band in 1989 and thus, Imonti Jazz Band was born. The Idea was to take the best of East London musicians and put them together as an orchestra.

From 2004 the Imonti Jazz Band has performed at different functions, from big meetings to small parties and celebrations and Festivals. Since the African Culture closed down we have been working at Mdantsane Arts Centre.

Our vision is to see the youth of this country doing it for themselves, and to see a crime free country and to upskill the youth.

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration (minutes): 40mins
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: July 27, 2021 13:30 - August 31, 2021 23:59



Band Members:
Mzuvukile Sokatsi
Meko Tshaya
Zinikele Mrwarwaza
Vuyolwethu Nyangwa
Siviwe Mzileni
Goolam Mayet
Solly Oliphant
Mathew Janings
Shishina Xintolo

Thanks to our sponsor, the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality for their help making this journey a successful one. Without the care BCMM shows to artists, it would not have been possible. Particular thanks to the Tourism Arts and Culture department.

Thanks also to the National Arts Festival for the opportunity.