The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will host a performance by Ariel & Juana on Wednesday 04 March 2020. Originally from Argentina, the duet has been residing in South Africa for some time, making Mzansi their home. They have performed alongside Andile Yenana, Afrika Mkhize, Yonela Mnana, and Reza Khota. Ariel & Juana just came back from a two-month trip to Argentina where they performed in their home town of Bariloche, in Patagonia with local musicians.
Their interpretations are characterized for intensely evoking a variety of feelings, inviting the audience to join them on a trip through emotions. With an approach to music from a communal perspective, improvising over sonic landscapes where myths and legends, beliefs and shortcomings of society can be explored and re-imagined. They were recently awarded concerts SA mobility fund, and they toured Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Argentina.
Ariel & Juana will be performing with a great band comprised of Salim Washington, a professor at the university, with vast experience and renowned saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist. The band will be completed by Stanley Matlou, a young drummer who is a UKZN graduate with a great technique and sensitivity to the music. The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is located in Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Cover charge is R90 for general admission, R60 for pensioners and R30 for students. Doors open at 17h30 and the concert starts at 18h00.