iSupport Creative Business, supported by Concerts SA, presents a concert that showcases the diversity of Durban, featuring singer-songwriter Rowan Stuart, indigenous musician Zawadi Yamungu, and soul- and jazz vocalist Neo Dube. The concert will take place at KZNSA Gallery on Friday 4 February, doors open at 6 pm and tickets are available on Webtickets for R60.
About Rowan Stuart
At the age of 11, Rowan Stuart discovered the guitar, and with it, the ultimate key to unlocking the worlds that had existed in his mind. He took to the instrument naturally, becoming a sought-after session guitarist from a young age. But he had always felt the need to tell his own stories, and so in 2008, he took a leap of faith and stepped into the spotlight as a singer-songwriter, releasing his debut album ‘A Thousand Brand New Places’.Now with five more solo albums, multiple South African tours and national radio success – most notably with singles’ Survivors’, ‘Silver Balloon’ and ‘The Kingdom Of Leaves’ – under his belt, Rowan continues his quest to bridge the gap between reality and fantasy with his signature style of Story-Driven Dream Folk Pop.
In his own words: “My job is to find the glint of magic in the mundane, and to carefully chisel away until something rare and majestic reveals itself. This is my sanctuary, and it is here for anyone who needs a refuge from the chaos of modern life and who could do with a little more meaningful escapism in their own life.”
In 2020 Rowan released his 6th studio album ‘A Map Of Forever’, and 2021 marked the release of his first instrumental EP, entitled ‘Instrumagicka’, along with his first short film, based on the music of the EP.
About Zawadi Yamungu
Zawadi Yamungu is a South African indigenous musician born in Mandeni, north of KwaZulu Natal. This International artist started singing in church and then later studied Acting, Dancing & Music, which has contributed to enhancing her career as an artist. Umakhweyane, Ugubhu string bow, Penny Whistle are musical instruments that she passionately plays, complimented by her strong vocal. Having been mentored by the renowned Mbuso Khoza, Zawadi has also worked with Dr Gcina Mhlophe, Madala Kunene, Themba Mkhize, Nduduzo Makhathini and other legends.
About Neo Dube
Neo Dube is a soul and jazz vocalist born and bred in Umlazi Township, Durban. Her passion for music stems from a young age, and while growing up, she was singing at church. During this time, she realised that her voice was remarkable and her talent should not go to waste. When she got to high school, she started attending music lessons, where she found a new love for Jazz Music. She’s been a part of many projects, including the Simon Sabela Mabhunu Awards, and she also composed and performed a song for the Kids With Cancer Campaign. Another highlight was her performance at the Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz evening, alongside Mafikizolo. In 2019, she participated in Idols Season 15. Her most outstanding achievement is the release of her album, released on the 30th of June 2017, and she is currently working on composting and recording new music. Dube is a student at AFDA, where she is doing her BA in Motion Picture Medium.
These concerts are made possible by The SAMRO Foundation/Concerts SA. 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.
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Neo Dube, Rowan Stuart and Zawadi Yamungu in concert
Friday 4 February
Doors: 6 pm
Tickets: R60 on Webtickets