Words and Music – Zoe The Seed

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): 1h 25 min
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: November 17, 2021 18:00 - December 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English/Siswati

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Funding support by Concerts SA
Hosted by Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
All vocals and compositions by ZoeTheSeed
Thabo Sikhakhane – trumpet
Siyalo Zulu – trombone
Zibusiso Makhathini – piano
Dalisu Ndlazi – Bass guitar
Sbu Zondi- drums

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

Dressed by: Silomo Boutique
Hair and Make-up: Londi Chamane


Zoe is a jazz vocalist, music educator and performer. Some of the most notable artists she has worked with include Ernest Dawkins, Salim Washington, Themba Mkhize, Alou April, Africa Mkhize, Ernie Smith and Nduduzo Makhathini. She studied at the University of KwaZulu – Natal and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Jazz and popular music. She also holds a certificate in education and is active in teaching private lessons to aspiring vocalists like herself. Zoe The Seed has led her band for six years, performing her music and covers for venues and festivals all over the country.

“I appreciate and acknowledge the strides of women in leadership who have carried out change not only through words but also in their actions, like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Winnie Mandela, Sibongile Mazibuko, Zozibini Tunzi etc., these .women have stood tall by addressing issues that affect people’s lives. I also have immense respect for the women who nourished our souls with beautiful sounds and melodies like Dorothy Masuka, Letta Mbuli, Mama Africa and Sibongile Khumalo. We have carried every word, and every sound and this will reflect in my performance.” Says Zoe the Seed.