iKhambi album nominated for two SAMA awards

Posted on 24 April 2018

Nduduzo Makhathini’s successful album was partly recorded in York.


Images by Minyung Im and Lucy Barker.

South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini’s latest album, iKhambi, has been nominated for two South African Music Awards in the categories of ‘Best Jazz Album’ and ‘Best Engineered Album’.

Makhathini visited York twice as a team member of the British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship run by Jonathan Eato (University of York) and Stephanus Muller (Africa Open), and iKhambi was partly recorded in the Rymer Auditorium on Makhathini’s second visit. The recording also features saxophonist and composer James Mainwaring who is also PhD candidate at York.

The South African Music Awards are an annual event honouring South Africa’s finest music talent over two days in key categories.

iKhambi is released on Universal Records and is available digitally on iTunes and Spotify and on CD.

You can read Andy Hazel’s review of the concert given by iKhambi on the day before the album was recorded on the CMRC website.