– 12 December 2015 / Doors open at 5pm, bookings for 7pm, show at 8
– The Zuko Collective
– R80 at the door
– The Music Kitchen, 69 Mangold Street, Newton Park, PE
– 041 364 1964 / 083 600 3690(WHATSAPP)
ZUKO COLLECTIVE TAKES A RELATIONTRIP CROSS COUNTRY
Following the successful launch of their debut album, Zuko Collective will be taking a “relationtrip” across South Africa on a promotional tour of their debut album, Relationtrips, with performances in Durban, Umzumbe, Port St Johns, Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town from 4 – 18 December 2015.
Zuko Collective, led by the husky and enchanting vocals of Nozuko Mapoma, describe themselves as a movement, and its members the instruments. The musical relationship between this collective of astute musicians with over ten years’ experience, can be described as nothing short of a spiritual. Boasting an eclectic sound which comprises progressive jazz with traditional African elements, they tend towards a fusion of alternative sounds of Caribbean feel with an indigenous essence. The band is able to capture contrasting emotions into single songs that ultimately compiles a spiritually awakening, therapeutic and upbeat product.
Having formed in 2013, the decision for Zuko Collective to record their debut album, Relationtrips, came organically, motivated by countless successful performances and requests from die-hard fans. In just two short years Zuko Collective have managed to solidify their position as one of South Africa’s most celebrated acts, playing on main stages of several major festivals and events such as MTN Bushfire Festival in Swaziland and the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Johannesburg.
“Essentially, we are creative freedom victors.’ Every sound and soul from each member assembles to entertain and assert influence. It is a big statement to make, but we want to change lives through our music,” says Mapoma.
The album, titled Relationtrips, takes you on an enchanting journey through diverse sound and colorful lyric. Mapoma’s vocals, likened to that of Simphiwe Dana and Busi Mhlongo, carry the audience with ease over highs and lows, her masterful expression and theatrical performance leaving audiences in awe.
“The brilliance of the band is in its ability to harness Nozuko’s peculiar and otherworldly musicality that emanates from her husky voice and the accompanying intermittent throaty reflexes. In their live performance, I thought she was masterful but listening to their newer music, I think more of a possessed musician who delivers from spaces and recesses within her that we mere mortals will never know the pleasures of visiting.” – Vanguard Magazine.
The Port Elizabeth leg of Zuko Collective’s tour will see them perform at and The Music Kitchen, 69 Mangold Rd, Port Elizabeth on 12 December 2015. Show starts at 8pm.