ZOE CAPTIVATES JAZZ LOVERS
By:Nushera Raisa Soodyal
Jazz Singer Zoe Masuku sang at Jazz Centre of the UKZN Howard Campus, Wednesday.
The centrealso offers music as a course. Masuku captivated the crowd with her rhythmic tunes, clicky beats and voice of an angel. Zoe said that she believes that Jazz is a musical freedom of expression, improvisation and has a way of bringing a certain message to people in a magical way.
Masukuwho also studied music,now teaches music for a living as well. “I would like to think of myself as an instrument. I feel there are more possibilities, musically and I never want to create boundaries,” said Zoe.
Her musical team that blew the crowd away with their skillful and absolutely talent filled sound, consisted of a chello player, drummer, pianist and marimba. Songs contained messages about hope,abuse, courage,and respect. “My songs are about life itself and people. I like to talk about what people always avoid talking about,” said Zoe.
The Jazzy songstress who’s soulful music sounds a lot like Busi Mhlongo had a full house to entertain and no one complained when she was called back to sing one of her singles I forgive you again.
Throughout her performance she interacted with the enthusiastic audience who couldn’t help but sit back and be taken by her music.
“Even silence is music,”said Zoe. The crowd was blown away.