Friday, 31 October 2014

This Is What Jimmy Dludlu Will Be Doing In Kenya!

Safaricom has announced that it will be hosting Mozambican Jazz artist Jimmy Dludlu for a concert in Nairobi as it continues its Jazz Series of performances. Dudlu will give a live performance on 5th December at the Safaricom Kasarani Indoor Arena.

Before the concert, he will dedicate his time at a master class for local Jazz artists and students from the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, where he will teach the aspiring artists various playing techniques for the jazz guitar.

“I am excited to meet young talented artists and share my experiences with what the rising talent in Kenya with the hope that it will be beneficial to their careers in future,” said Dludulu.

“Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving young musicians the chance to explore their musical talents.”

Dludlu’s break-out success came in the mid-1980s when he played at the Botswana Independence celebrations.

A self-taught talent, he has worked alongside African greats such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Congolese singer Papa Wemba.

He perfected his craft at the University of Cape Town where he studied jazz for three years. Proceeds from his Nairobi show will towards the Korogocho–based Ghetto Classics Music program, which uses music education to instill life skills in youth from under privileged backgrounds.

Through studying and rehearsing music, young people learn to channel their energies into the strict discipline music calls for, and also access an outlet for their talent to express itself.

During the September edition of Safarciom Jazz Series, multi- award winning Nigerian Jazz guitarist and singer Kunle Ayo performed at the Carnivore Grounds to great reviews.