As dance-lovers and theatre-goers get ready to take their seats in the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre for the 24th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (UZKN) after a two year live-theatre hiatus Durban-based musician, Nick Pitman helps to inspire them with a vibey ‘sound spark’ called “Power Station” for the promotional video for the much-loved fest, that opens next week on 30 August.
Pitman is a guitarist, producer, and music teacher with over 10 years of experience as a recognised musician within the city’s performance scene. Having graduated in 2018 Summa Cum Laude, he holds a BMUS majoring in Composition and Arranging from UKZN. Over and above these recognitions, he was selected for the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band in 2016 and 2017, toured to Cape Town to perform original music featuring guest appearances from artists in the area, and played at the Oslo Jazz Festival in Norway in 2016.
This year he has performed with McCoy Mrubata at the Rainbow Restaurant, Lu Dlamini at the UKZN Centre for Jazz and Popular Music and for Concerts SA Digital Mobility Fund, (available on YouTube), as well at the Barnyard Theatre for their current production Thank You for the Music. His music can be found on streaming platforms – YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.
“Power Station is Electric, something lacking in Mzansi at the moment. I’m glad I could contribute a small spark to the prestigious JOMBA! Festival 2022,” enthuses Pitman.
Artistic Director of JOMBA!, Lliane Loots says, “We love the idea of any dance and music collaboration, and this is such an uplifting piece to set the tone of just how celebratory we are feeling being back in the theatre and creating opportunities for artists – in-person and live again!”
The JOMBA! promo video has been created and edited by Wesley Maherry and features a small snippets of the works being presented at JOMBA!
The JOMBA! trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/wQtS0kXbAbA
To subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL to watch JOMBA! go to: https://www.youtube.com/Jomba_Dance
The fest runs from 30 August to 11 September. Tickets available at Computicket. For more information and for the full programme go to: https://jomba.ukzn.ac.za/