Mbuso Khoza

Jazz / Dsg Hall

Mbuso Khoza is an award-winning vocalist and songwriter who grew up amongst the rolling hills of Eshowe in Kwa-Zulu Natal and has taken the World Music circuit by storm. He learnt his music early, herding his father’s cattle from the age of five by using Zulu chants to call and direct them, learning the spiritual ancestral music, and listening to the songs of the Zionists at night. In Johannesburg he sought eclectic musical experiences and, while his modern influences have been musicians like Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo and Richard Bona, this variety of experience has led to his working with musicians as varied as Thandiswa Mazwai, Sibongile Khumalo, Themba Mkhize, Carlo Mombelli and Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro. He has performed extensively in countries like Senegal, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Switzerland, France and The Netherlands and his music is a unique mix of amahubo (Zulu indigenous music) and Jazz.

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


Mbuso Khoza (vocals)
Sibusiso Mashiloane (piano)
Thabo Sikhakhane (trumpet)
Dalisu Ndlazi (bass)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums)

  • Venue: Dsg Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Worcester St, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R120.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 70mins
  • Ages: All Ages
June 29, 2022   12:00 - 13:10