Uhadi guitar, the sound of healing, in Soweto
South African Jazz music is said not only to be therapeutic and dynamic, but always evolving, creating an exceptional musical mélange. Having noted its impact in the community, IYM productions, in association with the Soweto Theatre, invites all Jazz lovers to an exclusive, first of its kind, ethnic jazz performance; Uhadi guitar, the sound of healing performed by Nyebo.
The event, which is set to take place on 25 October 2020 at The Soweto Theatre, is an unplugged session of theatre meeting festival music in the most capturing way.
Ndyebo first came to the music scene in 2016 with his debut single Ivamna. The single was featured in South African local television shows such as Isibaya and Skeem Saam. His performance traces its roots from the Eastern Cape village of Dimbaza, in King Williams Town, the area where he got his music calling through a dream.
His mystical and soul soothing sounds of healing are known in ancient Xhosa as sounds of Uhadi, an indigenous Xhosa guitar that the ancients used for healing which appeared in Ndyebo’s dream at the age of 19. It was in Thokoza Township east of Johannesburg where Ndyebo began to carve a unique sound that he calls South African ethnic jazz.
“My earliest encounter with music was listening to Amagwityo and Nemibholorho – these are songs from the Xhosa traditional ceremonial songbook. I began my music career writing my own music, taking reference from the traditional Xhosa ceremonial songbook, evolution in music and craft took place. Uhadi guitar, the sound of healing, is an unplugged acoustic solo performance touching on life, love, joy and pain, the source of all songs; umthombo wengoma,” says Ndeyo.
Catch the sound of Uhadi guitar, the sound of healing, an exclusive rendition of the South African ethnic jazz genius on 25 October at the Soweto Theatre.
The following Covid-19 protocols for those with the unique opportunity to be part of the live audience will be adhered to:
– All guests must wear masks and sanitise upon entrance into the Soweto Theatre.
– Audience is limited to 50% of venue capacity.
– Health questionnaire screening at all entrances with a temperature check.
– Each guest must produce their Identity documents upon entrance in order to complete the health questionnaire.
– Inside the venue, social distancing is strictly adhered to.
For more information about Uhadi guitar, the sound of healing, visit:
https://www.sowetotheatre.com or for ticket sales call, 0861 670 670.
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