Ayanda Thango.

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Orig­i­nally from New­cas­tle, and now based in Dur­ban, Thango was part of her school choirs from pri­mary through to high school, which made her re­alise and value the gift and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of mu­sic.

She has been part of small bands and big bands and a mem­ber of the North­ern KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir that toured the United King­dom and re­ceived first place at the World Eisteddfod in Llan­gohlen, Wales.

She also per­formed at South Africa House in Lon­don and sang African Dream as the open­ing act for the New­cas­tle World Sum­mit, which took place in her home town in 2010.

Thango en­rolled for the jazz pro­gramme at the Univer­sity of KwaZulu-Natal where she has since shared the stage with Mbon­geni Ngema, Pro­fes­sor Salim Wash­ing­ton, Amanda Tif­fin and Zenzi Makeba.

Per­form­ing with her will be Sanele Phakathi on pi­ano, Thabo Sikhakhane (trum­pet), Dal­isu Nd­lazi (bass), Sbu Zondi (drums), with Salim Wash­ing­ton on tenor sax­o­phone and Bethuel Tshoane on gui­tar. Tick­ets are R50 at the door. To book phone 031 303 8398 or e-mail jazzyrain­bow@mweb.co.za

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