This Eastern Cape-born music lecturer and vocal coach, who has contributed to the music education of some of SA’s biggest artists, has released latest album titled Fire Born earlier this year.Her music can be described as vocal jazz with hints and elements of afro-soul, gospel, traditional folk and contemporary maskandi music.
Dlamini, who was born in the remote village of Rode in eMaxesibeni, is regarded as a veteran in musical theatre and education in SA. She has shared her knowledge as a music lecturer at the Durban University of Technology. Dlamini describes her music as a traditional African sound that all can relate to. Her passion for music and storytelling began at a young age when she experienced visions and life-changing challenges in her life.
The seasoned musician’s three albums have received widespread national recognition and award nominations. Her first album, Times, received nominations for best contemporary album and best female composer at the South African Music Awards. Her second album, Afro Blue, was nominated for best contemporary jazz album at the Metro FM Awards in 2010.