Words and Music – N’den

Concerts SA digital mobility fund recipients, vocalist, Zoe the Seed, pianist, Neil Gonsalves, and duo, N’den partner to bring a series of three live performances recorded at UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music.

  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Duration (minutes): 1hr 12 mins
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: December 01, 2021 18:00 - December 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English



Funding support by Concerts SA
Hosted by Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
All vocals and compositions by Thulile Zama and David Smith
Thulile Zama- vocals
David Smith – piano
Freeman Gumede – Bass guitar
Lesedi Tlholoe- drums
Nelisizwe Sikhosana – backing vocalist

Sound: Andile Gumede and Talent Mbatha
Lights: Wesley Maherry
Videography: Jacobus van Heerden
And Age Tv


N’den is a musical duo consisting of vocalist Thulile Zama and pianist David Smith.
The Duo met in the early 2000s while studying music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Their humble musical beginning as a duo started with playing gigs in different restaurants and the corporate scene. Smith has always had an undoubted passion for music and was a member of a very successful Jazz/Hip Hop band, Big Idea, that made waves throughout the country.
Zama, distinguished by her dazzling voice, is the lead vocalist of the successful all-female contemporary jazz band Heels Over Head (best contemporary jazz nominees SAMA – 2011) (Yamaha Young Artist winners 2010). This versatile vocalist is well-known in the jazz circuit and a well-loved vocalist in Durban. Her talents have taken her to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany and New Orleans, USA.