Magic expected when versatile vocalist Judith Sephuma shares the stage with guitar virtuoso Jimmy Dludlu next month

This Legendary Night Concert is penciled for 18 June 2022 at The Centre Court at Emperors Palace.

By Edward Tsumele, CITYLIFE/ARTS Editor

Judith Sephuma’s foothold on the popular music scene started the very moment when she released that album, that in many ways defined her destiny in the competitive popular music scene. Jazzy in tone with a good dose of R&B groves, her musical journey ever since has been a sterling one.  Here I am talking about the iconic Sephuma album, A dance,  A Smile, produced by guitarist Selalelo Selota. Now a popular name on both the recording and performance scene in the country and beyond, Sephuma, a  university of Cape Town music graduate is still going strong.

Sephuma is also innovative too, having started a new music series titled Legendary Night Concert, that sees her share the stage with  some of the leading musicians in the country. The series has been going on for a while now and has since attracted music lovers in big numbers.

And this time around, Sephuma will be sharing the stage with fellow University of Cape Town music graduate Jimmy Dludlu, whose blaze trailing career both as a recording artist and performer is well documented both locally and internationally. Dludlu as a jazz guitarist whose infectious guitar riff have few rivals among his contemporaries, is hugely popular on the jazz scene.

It would therefore be not a n exaggeration to suggest that this concert is bound to attract many a music lover to witness what promises to be a magical night of performances by these two formidable musicians. Each a crowd puller on their own right, having the two of them on one night on the same stage, is clearly a winning formula and combination

“After a resounding success of Judith Sephuma’s Legendary Night Concert which saw her show with Selaelo Selota selling out within two weeks of opening at the box office, the show is back by popular demand. This time she is featuring another legend, the one and only Jimmy Dludlu. The event hosted by Lalomba Music will take place on 18 June 2022 at The Centre Court at Emperors Palace.

A Legendary Night Concert is a concept which has become a successful phenomenon that has seen Judith Sephuma share the stage with Brenda Mtambo and recently with Selaelo Selota. Due to popular demand which saw Judith Sephuma’s fans on social media calling for the show to tour South Africa, Judith has heeded the call and the show is moving to a bigger venue at Emperors Palace and she is featuring the award winning guitarist Jimmy Dludlu,” reads a statement from the organisers Lalomba Music.

“When I came up with the Legendary Night concept, I didn’t imagine that it would go this big. I know South Africans love my music but selling the show in two weeks and the overwhelming requests for more shows really humbled me. This is something I do not take for granted hence I decided to bring another award winning guitar maestro who is loved by the people of South Africa. Whenever Jimmy Dludlu and I share the stage, it is always fireworks and I thought he is the most suitable artist to feature for my next Legendary Night. When he accepted my invitation it was a dream come true.” says Judith.

And indeed  Dludlu needs no introduction to the South African music scene as he is a legendary South African jazz musician whose unique and diverse jazz composition styles from different African cultures have him as one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Jazz. Dlulu’s compositions have earned him numerous international awards, making him one of the successful Jazz artists that South Africa has ever produced.

“It was such an honour for me to get an invitation to be part of Judith’s Legendary Night concert. Judith is one of the artists I love and respect, sharing the stage with her is always magical. I cannot wait for the 18th June. This is going to be a night of fun and good music. People must bring their dancing shoes because we plan to set the stage on fire.”, says  Dludlu.

This back by popular demand show, will be a night to remember and If I were you I would not want to miss out this one.  Don’t miss out on this one. Tickets are available at Computicket currently.

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