Tata, my debut album launched on the 30th April 2015
Launching my debut album “Tata” at the State Theatre, Tshwane, as part of the International Jazz Day celebration, 30th April, a day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe, was ideal.
It was also such an honour to have the presence of our Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa delivering the inaugural International Jazz Day Lecture, Dr Johnny Mekoa with his Music Academy of Gauteng Ensemble offering wonderful renditions of jazz, Prof Keorapetse Kgositsile, Dr Jonny Mekoa and Stan Bodibe giving a powerful discussion on Jazz and literature, Sello Maake Ncube, Natalia Molebatsi and Lefifi Tlali on poetry, Menyatso Mathole, Steve Mabona and Nthabiseng on a Jazz trio and Solace and her band on jazz.
The wonderful audience made our performances an experience of a lifetime. As for me, words cannot express enough how grateful it felt to be given such a warm welcome and appreciation throughout the show. The compliments that followed after the show at the event, smses, emails and calls from so many people, telling me how they are enjoying listening to the CD, some wanting to buy more copies for friends and relatives, I am truly humbled by the support I am receiving.
I look forward to sharing more performances and continuing to grow my art and contribute to the African agenda.
My CD “Tata” is available at firstname.lastname@example.org @ R100 a copy. Or can call 011 791 3585