Take The Stage series presented by MTN: Kujenga

05 February 2023

V&A Waterfront Take the Stage series presented by MTN is a platform for emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talents at V&A Waterfront. Experience these emerging artists live for a series of pop-up performances starting November until the end of March 2022 which are free for all to attend

Kujenga is an afro-jazz band based in Cape Town. The word ‘kujenga’ comes from the Swahili language, and it simply means “to build.” The name symbolises the band’s belief in their calling as musicians; to build and create meaningful experiences with every single listener, through their art.

The band features Owethu Ndwandwe on lead vocals and keys, twin brother Zwide Ndwandwe on bass, Thane Smith on electric guitar and Skhumbuzo Qamata on drums. Kujenga’s music is a combination of different genres which come from the African diaspora, with Black improvisational music being the central point of the band’s sound. Kujenga released their debut album Nationality in 2019, an album which explored various themes including Africanism, spirituality, and political expression. The band is currently working on their second full length studio album.

Sunday – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


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