iSupport Creative Business, in collaboration with The Luthuli Museum and supported by Concerts SA present Zibusiso Makhathini in a virtual concert titled AfriCanva that is available to watch from Tuesday 2 February. Tickets are R30 and available on https://nationalartsfestival.co.za/show/zibumac-presents-africanva/ where the concert will also be available to view.
Zibusiso Makhathini (ZIBUMAC) is a Durban based Jazz Pianist, Producer and Electronic musician. AfriCanva is a collective effort between visual arts and music, where the visual artist is commenting and responding directly to the music and what the music is about. Makhathini worked with Sphephelo Mnguni, a well-known visual artist from Durban.
“AfriCanva aims to diversify and integrate audiences and spark conversations and dialogue between artists and non-artists and artists that practice different art forms. Hopefully, we can feed off each other’s energy, learn from our experience and take our artistry to the next level,” says Makhathini.
Makhathini’s band is accompanied by Dalisu Ndlazi on bass, Riley G. on drums, Senzo Ngcobo on trombone and Thabo Sikhakhane on trumpet.
The concert will also include a performance by the poet Percival Mdluli from Uhuru Poetry In Motion Club at The Luthuli Museum with his poem Ezulwini – The Heaven.
About Zibusiso Makhathini
From a very tender age Makhathini displayed an undoubtedly strong passion and attraction to music, which manifested and had him fiddling on the piano; the closest instrument he could get his hands on. Having grown up in a musical family, music became an inherent attribute that stood out through his primary and high school, which later influenced him to pursue music as a career by studying and obtaining a degree in music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College.
Zibusiso has worked with various artist in the scene both as a pianist and producer namely, Prof. Salim Washington, joe Kunnuji, Ndabo Zulu, Zoe The Seed, Zethe, Mbuso Khoza, King Sfiso, Benny Maverick, Zakes Bantwini and many more.
This concert is initiated as part of a partnership between The Luthuli Museum and Concerts SA, produced by iSupport Creative Business. The Luthuli Museum is a site of international historical significance. It celebrates the life and legacy of Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli, a human rights champion, an exemplary African leader and the first African to be awarded the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed under the auspices of SAMRO and managed by IKS Cultural Consulting. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO and the SAMRO Foundation. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
From Tuesday 2 February | R30