This week sees jazz and afro-soul singer-songwriter Nipho Hurd in (virtual) concert with Uhuru Poetry In Motion Club’s Philani Kunene. Performed at The Luthuli Museum, the concert will be available to watch online from Tuesday 19 January.
Born Nklakanipho Lungelo Khanyile in Emsinga to a traditional Sangoma household, Hurd is known for bringing soul to new heights and is a funk, soul, jazz, afro-soul, house, and blues singer and songwriter.
Hurd’s band features Josh Swanson on guitar and Sbu Zondi on drums. The concert will include a performance by Kunene of his poem Umhlaba – The Land.
‘I am doing a set with songs from my recently released EP titled The Gehl. The EP features seven songs. A lot of these songs I wrote so that people understand who I am,’ says Hurd.
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.
Tickets for Nipho Hurd in concert featuring poetry by Philani Kunene are R30 and are available on the National Arts Festival website.