Zoliswa Mchunu

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Zoliswa Mchunu is an artist from South Africa.
Zoliswa Michelle Mchunu was born and raised in Hammersdale, Mpumalanga Township. She is currently doing her honours degree in Applied Ethnomusicology and Performance and has obtained her Bachelors degree in Music in 2018 with an impressive number of 9 merits certificates. Michelle started performing while she was in primary school doing grade 7 (2009) with the George Cato choir. When she joined African Music and Dance in her second semester of her first year under the directorship of Dr. Opondo, she was than selected to be part of Ikusasa Lethu (a performing ensemble) which is when she went through training for different dances, instruments including the uMakhweyana Bow and musical genres and has travelled with the group to Seychelles and thailand. Through art she got the opportunity to lead isicathamiya group as one of the soloist at the Italian concert in 2015. Michelle was part of Word Architect Artists. She has performed at the Centre for Jazz, Howard College Theatre, Sneddon theatre, Durban International Convention Centre, Square Space Theatre and Open Air Theatre. She joined Buya Africa Students Cultural Organisation in 2016 which has helped her grow as a dancer. Michelle also performed at the 10th Annual Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine and was part of the committee that organized the 12th Annual Cultural Calabash and African Cuisine. Michelle is part of an all-female accapela vocal group known as Amava which means wisdom in IsiXhosa. She is also part of a Pan African ensemble group called SOMAZI. She is also part of the UKZN ensemble which performed at the Westville graduation ceremony. She also part time manages a duo DJ group known as Loktion Boys.

ZADurban, South Africa
In operation since: 
2019

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