Nduduzo Makhathini

Bio

Nduduzo Makhathini is an award-winning pianist, improvisor, healer and scholar from KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He is a recipient of prestigious awards such as the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, South African Music Award (SAMA) and AFRIMA among others that have made him an influential figure. Makhathini has nine albums under his belt with his last album Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds on Blue Note Records and many as a sideman.

He has performed and collaborated with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Moreover, he has performed with Busi Mhlongo, Zim Ngqawana, Azar Lawrence, Billy Harper, Nasheet Waits, Logan Richardson among many other greats.

Makhathini has also done prestigious venues such as the Blue Note and Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York. He was also in the line-up for this year’s Winter Jazz Fest.

As an academic Makhathini is heading a music department at the historic University of Fort Hare while completing his PhD at Stellenbosch University. Makhathini’s work moves between jazz and improvisation while making connections to African cosmological aspects with a strong focus on ritual.

Posts

Amanxusa Asemkhathini - Nduduzo Makhathini live at the Louis Armstrong Museum
Sound and Religiosities in Nguni practices: Mbuso Khoza and Nduduzo Makhathini in Conversations
Yehlisan’uMoya (coda) Abasemkhathini w/ Nduduzo Makhathini and Mbuso Khoza feat Omagugu
Tyner’s Visit - Nduduzo Makhathini Trio live at the Birdland Jazz Club in Nueberg

Music

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Ivangeli
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Ancient Dance
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From An Old Bag Of Umkhumbane
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Echoes Of You
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Siyokukhumbula
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Videos

Amanxusa Asemkhathini - Nduduzo Makhathini live at the Louis Armstrong Museum
Sound and Religiosities in Nguni practices: Mbuso Khoza and Nduduzo Makhathini in Conversations
Yehlisan’uMoya (coda) Abasemkhathini w/ Nduduzo Makhathini and Mbuso Khoza feat Omagugu
Tyner’s Visit - Nduduzo Makhathini Trio live at the Birdland Jazz Club in Nueberg
Uxolo - Nduduzo Makhathini Trio live at the Bird’s Eye
Abantwana Belanga - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Oberlin College
Umlayez’oPhuthumayo (meditations) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Kente Arts Alliance
Unonkanyamba - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet Live at Oberlin College
Abantwana Belanga - Nduduzo Makhathini Ensemble live at Constitution Hill
Amathongo (stretch) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet at La Spirale
Nyonini - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Breblen
Unonkanyamba (solo piano) - Nduduzo Makhathini live at Nasjonal Jazz Scene Victoria
Uxolo - Nduduzo Makhathini (solo piano live at Flagey)
Meditations: Omnyama/Ithemba - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet
Acknowledgement:excerpt (John Coltrane) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Vermont Jazz Center
Izinkonjana - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Blue Room (Kansas City)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Unonkanyamba (Visualizer)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Omnyama (Visualizer)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Abantwana Belanga (Visualizer)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Mama (Visualizer) ft. Omagugu
Nduduzo Makhathini - Re-Amathambo (Visualizer) ft. Anna Widauer
Nduduzo Makhathini - Nyonini Le? (Visualizer)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Ntu (Visualizer)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Emlilweni (Visualizer) ft. Jaleel Shaw
Unonkanyamba (The Mystical One) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Dizzy’s
Omnyama Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet feat Shabaka Hutchings live at Dizzy’s NY
Amathongo Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet live at Dizzy’s
Unonkanyamba - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet (Live at Stanford University)
‘Sunset Meditations’ Nduduzo Makhathini and Shabaka Hutchings
Nduduzo Makhathini - Amathongo (Visualizer)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Senze' Nina (Visualizer)
Greetings: Umkhomazi - Nduduzo Makhathini live in Berlin (solo piano)
Umlayez’oPhuthumayo - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet Live in Bix (Stuttgart)
Isithunywa (Bimhuis Soundcheck) - Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet
Modes of Communication III
Yehlisan’uMoya Short Documentary
Nduduzo Makhathini - Umlotha
Acknowledgement (John Coltrane) Nduduzo Makhathini with Letters from the Underworlds Collective
Umthakathi: Meditations for Credo Mutwa _ Nduduzo Makhathini w/ Letters from Underworlds Orchestra
Nduduzo Makhathini - Yehlisan'uMoya (The Making Of)
Nduduzo Makhathini - Yehlisan'uMoya
Nduduzo Makhathini - Beneath The Earth
Nduduzo Makhathini - Yehlisan'uMoya (EPK)
Umlotha - Nduduzo Makhathini with A Trip to the Underworlds
Revelations/Amathambo (Azar Lawrence) Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrence
Unyazi - Nduduzo Makhathini's Letters From The Underworlds Project (Live at the Blue Note NY)
Joy (Bheki Mseleku) performed by Nduduzo Makhathini's Duma Tribute Ensemble
The Other Side - Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrence (special guest Omagugu)
Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit (McCoy Tyner) Nduduzo Makhathini Featuring Azar Lawrence
Ithemba - Nduduzo Makhathini
Nduduzo Makhathini - Amathambo
Cetshwayo - Nomajerusalema (Nduduzo Makhathini Homecoming Concert 2017)
Lakutshon'ilanga Nduduzo Makhathini Trio
Umlahlankosi - Nduduzo Makhathini with The Cure Collective
Umthakathi - Nduduzo Makhathini with The Cure Collective Featuring Omagugu
Shwele - Nduduzo Makhathini
You're In Chains Too - Nduduzo Makhathini
Nduduzo Makhathini Live Stream
Alphinah Nduduzo Makhathini Quintet featuring Stirling Combine Choir
Sobantu Nduduzo Makhathini Quintet Live at the Guild Theatre
Lakutshon'ilanga Nduduzo Makhathini Quintet featuring Omagugu
Part V : Inner Dimensions Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble
For You By Nduduzo Makhathini And Mgidi Trio
From an Old Bag of Umkhumbane by Nduduzo Makhathini and Umgidi Trio
When Rivers Meet by Nduduzo Makhathini Live at the Jazz Campus Basel
Nduduzo Makhathini Tyner's Visit (live at the Freedom Station)
Nduduzo Makhathini Supreme Light (Live at the Afrikan Freedom Station)
Nduduzo Makhathini Sketches of Tomorrow
From An Old Bag Of Umkhumbane Live at the National Arts Festival 2015
How Sweet Thy Sound Nduduzo Makhathini Live at The National Arts Festival 2015
Tyner's Visit by Nduduzo Makhathini
For You Nduduzo Makhathini 'Listening To The Ground' Project
Nduduzo MaKhathini 'Listening To The Ground' behind the scenes
Nduduzo Makhathini Mother Tongue and Sketches of Tomorrow Projects Live in Durban 2014
Siyokukhumbula by Nduduzo Makhathini
OUR FATHER by NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI
Baby Girl By Omagugu
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