Women's Month & Mash CD Launch

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Message of winners from Heels over Head this Women's Month

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane releases Rotha


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Free Sundowners Concert with Heels over Head
HOH3-By Simanga Zondo LR
FRIDAY 11 August
The Playhouse, Durban
5pm, free entry

Imbokodo Jazz Festival
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SATURDAY 12 August
N-Shed Passenger Terminal

1pm, R300 entrance
Tickets on Computicket
feat. UKZN Student Band under music direction of Sibu Mashiloane

Heels over Head at Rainbow Restaurant

HOH2 - By Simanga Zondo LR

SATURDAY 12 August
Rainbow Restaurant
5pm, Free entrance

Free Jazz Sundowners with Heels over Head
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SUNDAY 13 August
BAT Centre, Durban
3pm, Free entrance

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane CD Launch "Rotha - Tribute to Mama" - DBN
Rotha Poster LR

SUNDAY 27 August
SABC, M1 studio, Durban
4pm, R150 incl CD
Tickets on www.webtickets.co.za (PRESALES ONLY)

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane CD Launch "Rotha - Tribute to Mama" - JHB
Sibusiso Mashiloane - Rotha A Tribute To Mama - August 31

THURSDAY 31 August
The Orbit
8.30pm, R120



Women’s Month is, as always, a very special month for Durban based female band Heels over Head. To celebrate this year, they have planned a series of Free Concerts in Durban during the second week of August at The Playhouse Company, Rainbow Restaurant and The BAT Centre. With these performances, they want to send out the message that all women in music are winners. 

HOH 1 - By Simanga Zondo LR

Their message was inspired by a quote that a fan sent to them by Motown Records founder, Barry Gordy "A winner is a winner before he's become a winner".

From winning the Yamaha Young Talent Award in 2010 to independently releasing two music projects and being nominated for the SAMA Awards (2011) Best Contemporary Jazz Album early on in the career as a band. Heels Over Head has kept their footing firmly on the ground, with new compositions, local city performances on their own budget, touring within the S.A borders and the Southern African region, connecting and building a fan base. The hard work sometimes can go unnoticed, but sometimes opportunities are made to present themselves through the band continuing to persevere, soldiering on with the music. Recently they got an opportunity to go to the USA in New Orleans for the 2017 Essence Music Festival. This has only added to the enthusiasm that fuels their passion for music.

The band aims to empower women in this industry and have a history of effectively doing this. Many members that played in Heels over Head in the past now have successful solo careers. The members individually are also all involved in motivation of young female musicians through teaching and mentorships.

Where ever you go in the world the music industry is a men’s world. There are female musicians and of course professionals, but if you simply look at the statistics, you don’t need a calculator to tell you there are much more men than women. As a band we have been moving around in this men’s world for almost 10 years now, over and over again we have to fight for our position; we have to fight for people to take us seriously.

This is why this women’s month we want to spread a message of motivation and encouragement: all women in music are winners to us!” says vocalist Thulile Zama.

Also, their (female) manager Marlyn Ntsele from iSupport Music Business fully agrees It always feels that we have to go this extra mile compared to a man in the same position. Most of the men we see around us  in the industry are strict, hard and forcefully earning their respect from others. If you do this as a female you become pushy and bitchy. Often without any examples of women at the top around us, we have to invent the wheel, invent our own strategies, because they are simply different than those from men……………………….What we think the problem basically comes down to is that the music industry overall lacks females. There are no or not enough female sound engineers, producers and managers. This puts female performers and professionals in a very vulnerable position. Women are often harassed, abused or ripped off by the men who are supposed to help them.” Says Ntsele. “Please keep following your dreams, no matter how long it will take you or whatever obstacles you have to overcome, we all have our individual journeys and are all winners.”

Drummer Rebekah Doty adds:  “A lot of things are said about treating women in the music business equally, but when you really look at it when it comes to performers it is often looks that count. No one comments if the boys of Big Nuz gained weight or if Hugh Masekela got an extra wrinkle. This has nothing to do with their talents, so why talk about that right? Why is it an issue if a female artist does not fulfil the beauty standards? So please do not allow to only be referred to  as “cute” or “sexy” let us unite as female musicians, show the world we are winners for the beautiful music we make and the hard work we put in.”

The bands collective message for this Women’s Month is: “Let’s keep on encouraging females in this industry and fight the challenges together as men and women. Sisters, please keep on winning and you will make your family and community very proud.” To back up their message, the band will release their single “Dreams” for free download at this link: https://www.audiomack.com/song/heels-over-head/dreams


LR Mash

Pianist and composer Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is gearing up to release his second album “Rotha – A Tribute to Mama” and this release on Sunday 27 August also marks the start of his launch tour. He will release the album with a special launch performance at 4pm at SABC M1 Studio’s in Durban, tickets are R150 including CD and snacks and only available on www.webtickets.co.za and at Pick ‘n Pay. 


The album is inherently a tribute to Mashiloane’s cherished and influential figures, experiences and memories, but most importantly a tribute to his mother Rotha who passed on exactly a year ago on 27 August 2016, while he was in studio to record Rotha. Rotha is an acoustic traditional jazz album that radiates South African heritage sounds and universal jazz influences. He describes this album as mostly sharing Coltrane’s harmonic movements with African influences within the melody and most notably references to South African tribal and spiritual sounds.


This is a very special album for me simply, because it has my first compositions that I composed in 2003 when I first enrolled at the Natal Tech. Most of the songs in this album are more that 10 years old.  The arrangements, rhythms, melodies and harmonic structures are therefore a reflection of my studying years at both Natal Tech and UKZN. These are the songs I would play with my “Unlocked Keys Band” and the audiences loved them……….Recording the album was not an easy task for me, I wanted to hear the music as I composed it many years ago, which is somehow not fair for the influences and the maturity I have accumulated. The good part is that 90% of the musicians that feature on the record, are musicians that I used to play the music with.” Says Mashiloane


The band that was mostly involved in the recording and will also be playing live at the launch alongside Mash on keys consists of the most talented players from both Durban and other parts of the country: Paki Peleole on drums, Sakhile Simani on trumpet, Sisonke Xonti on tenor saxophone and Thembinkosi Mavimbelo on bass guitar. On vocals Zoetheseed, Nozuko Tete, Xolisa Dlamini and Keorapetse Kolwane will feature on the various songs Mash and his band will bring. 


The artist Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane is one with abundance of faith on his own talent that his reign of creativity rumbles with potential for a legendary status and the quality that the music forecasts for the near future speaks for itself. There is a flood of artistic exploration in this current project and in future coming projects. Mash is a prolific artist whose academic credentials speak volume on the kind of discipline and passion he has for music. After getting his master’s degree in Jazz Performance and graduating Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu Natal, he is now on his way become an integral part of the South African and international jazz scene.


His debut album Amanz’ Olwandle (released in December 2016) was the first glimpse of a very promising musical journey through jazz, an accrual and reflection of every music experience he has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. With his catchy, self-written compositions that always aim to blur the line between jazz and other genres Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane is quick in winning the hearts and minds of a large public. Him and his band played not only the main stages of the KwaZulu Natal circuit, but also many major jazz festivals and his live performances brought him as far as USA. As a pianist, he appeared with many different groups around the world and was initiating projects of his own. After getting his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance and graduating Cum Laude from the University of KwaZulu Natal his aim is now to become an integral part of the South African and international jazz scene. 


His performances are inspired by funk, hip hop, gospel and traditional music from South Africa, attracting music fans of all genres as well as straight ahead jazz aficionados. Mash has also built a career in South Africa as a musical director. At the same time, he has explored in depth the repertoire of composers such as Bheki Mseleku, Kenny Kirkland, Joey Calderazzo, McCoy Tyner, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Abdullah Ibrahim , Themba Mkhize , Andile Yenana, Zim Ngqawana, Moses Molelekwa and Bud Powell.


Not only is Mash a great artist in this very vibrant time in South African jazz music, he also is a teacher with a focused goal to help grow talent form a firm foundation of African Roots. He lectures at the University of KwaZulu Natal and Durban Music School. His focus is to teach and organize live music performances with his students focusing on South African composers and in line with this development Mashiloane is currently busy with his  PHD focusing on South African music.


After the launch you are invited to join us for the live Ukhozi FM Jazz Broadcast with Mandla Mdletshe, featuring Sibu Mashiloane, Xolisa Dlamini, Zoetheseed, Keorapetse Kolwane & Nina Mkhize

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