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Thulile Zama

Thulile Zama

Thulile Zama (30) Holds a BA (Music) from UKZN and is the lead vocalist of successful all female contemporary jazz band Heels Over Head (best contemporary jazz nominees SAMA – 2011)

This versatile vocalist has a wide repertoire that ranges from Jazz to Covers, to Afro effortlessly.

She is well known in the jazz circuit and a well-loved vocalist in Durban. She is comfortable appearing as solo or duo , trio, four or five piece band. Her talents have taken her to Hamburg, and Berlin in Germany.

Thulile has loads of experience for her age, plenty of passion for music and the performing arts.

Thulile has done performances for Bona Magazine, Weekend Live (SABC 2), SAB, Top Billing (SABC 3), HIVAN, Camel, Glenfiddich and countless events companies and institutions.

Thulile has MC’d for various functions in Durban and Johannesburg. Thulile Zama was a nominee (Arts, Culture and Heritage) in the 2013 Feather awards.

Thulile currently works at the University of KwaZulu Natal as the Concerts and Jazzcentre Administrator. The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music has been in existence since 1989 and has developed into a vibrant, international resource, performance and workshop venue. Its work falls into 3 main categories: Education , Creativity & Information.

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