Jazz saxophonist Linda Tshabalala is on her first national tour ahead of the release of her upcoming debut album.
The album titled Convergence is about the joys and struggles she has experienced while pursuing her calling as a musician.
“The music on my upcoming album is of African descent, truly representative of an African in the new age who knows where she comes from and who she is,” says Tshabalala.
One of her compositions is an ode titled Nomza, dedicated to her mother.
“It is the time for female instrumentalists to take their place in the industry. By no means am I saying I am the only advocate for this,” says Tshabalala.
Her tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.
Tshabalala plays alto saxophone and flute. She is joined by Dylan Fine on guitar, Thembi Dunjana on piano, Gally Ngoveni on bass and Bonolo Nkoane on drums.
They will perform on:
Friday January 25 at Alliance Française, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town, at 7pm. Tickets cost R100 or R50 for Alliance Française students and members. Call 021 423 5699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Saturday January 26 at the Craft & Design Institute Market at the The V&A Waterfront, at 1pm. There is no cover charge. Call 078 138 1551 to book.
On Saturday January 26 at The Drawing Room, 87 Station Road, Observatory, at 7pm. Tickets cost R100. Call 072 509 8279 to book.
On Sunday January 27 at Jazz In The Native Yards at KwaSec, NY 138 no. 52, Gugulethu, at 4pm. Tickets cost R100. Contact 060 960 8935 or email@example.com to book.