Zoe’s sowing the seeds of love

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Swazi jazz vocalist Zoe The Seed performs at the Luthuli Museum in Groutville on January 27.

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BY BILLY SUTER

ZOE The Seed, a singer influenced by South African jazz, gospel and world music, is to perform at the Luthuli Museum, 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville, from 6pm on Friday, January 27.

The gig, presented in association with Concerts SA, the Luthuli Museum and iSupport Music Business, will feature a mix of popular and original songs.

Most of Zoe The Seed’s songs are her own compositions and, lyrically, tackle everyday issues and include songs about the abuse of children and women.

The singer is dedicated to spreading music awareness in communities and schools. As a facilitator at Durban’s Bat Centre she was a music educator, mentor and friend to her students.

Through the support of iSupport Music Business and Concerts SA, she has provided workshops to Amatikulu Primary School and the Albert Luthuli Museum, educating youngsters about jazz music and its role in the music industry.

Zoe The Seed has worked with many musicians – among them Mbuso Khoza, Allou April and Lex Futshane. For some years she was the drummer for all-woman Durban jazz band Heels Over Head, then left to pursue a solo vocal career.

She’s currently independently working on her debut album and studying at the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Zoe The Seed’s accompaniment for the January 27 performance will include Sibusiso Mashiloane on keyboards  – the founder of Unlocked Keys and a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Also lending support will be drummer Sbu Zondi, a facilitator at the Bat centre.

“I am looking forward to sharing my musical experience, and stories that affect people on a daily basis. Stories about respect, which has faded amongst our generation. Issues about women and child abuse make headlines on a daily basis. Hopefully my music will revive peace, love and respect that builds a better future for the generations to come,” says Zoe The Seed in a press release.


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