This February sees Durban-based pianist Zibusiso Makhathini in a collaborative virtual concert titled AfriCanva. The concert will be available to watch from Tuesday 2 February 2021 on the National Arts Festival website.
Makhathini, a jazz pianist, producer and electronic musician, presents AfriCanva as a collective effort between visual arts and music, where the Durban-based visual artist Sphephelo Mnguni has been invited to respond directly to Makhathini’s music.
‘AfriCanva aims to diversify and integrate audiences, and spark conversations and dialogue between artists, 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’.
Tickets for AfriCanva are R30 and available on the National Arts Festival website where the concert will also be available to view.
Featured image by Simanga Zondo.