Jazz with Asanda Mqiki (The Gold Experience)

The Eastern Cape celebrates a rich jazz cultural heritage, and singer-songwriter Asanda Mqiki is one of those versatile rising voices. Mqiki has spent the last few
years carefully carving out a name for herself around the country.

With a style of music that complements her love for jazz and R&B, Mqiki’s soulful voice reflects great maturity and has captivated audiences across the country. Elements of jazz, soul, hip-hop and kwaito fuse together in her sound, armed with a compelling and unique stage presence. 

“If you’re into jazz, Asanda is for you. If you’ve never experienced jazz, Asanda is for you. If you’re not into jazz, be better and give Asanda a listen. You won’t be sorry and, like me, will learn that there’s more to jazz than what we think we know.”

Production Credits

Thoba Goba - Musical Director
Asanda Mqiki - Vocalist
Mthokozisi Mabuza - Pianist
Elviro vroulik - El Bass/Double Bass
Karobo - Saxophone
Thoba Goba - Drummer

About the Artists

Asanda Mqiki studied at the SABC RAPP studios, following which she taught at Stage World Theatre School (2014-2016). She has facilitated workshops in and outside the country, including The CCFM in Mozambique powered by Concert SA (2018), The Standard Bank National Arts Jazz Festival (2019), as well as a workshop at Hammarsdale in Cape Town, concentrating on inner voice studies.

In 2019 she shared the stage with the international star from China, Coco Zhao, headlining the Standard Bank Jazz Festival. Soon after that she headlined the Vrystaat Kunstefees in Bloemfontein which was part of a Pan African exchange.

In 2020 Asanda ventured into radio, hosting a music show called The Basement Jam, in partnership with Bay FM and SCORE energy drink until November that year.

In 2021 she appeared in various events around the Bay including International Jazz Day live at Alliance Françoise, and the Standard Bank Virtual Jazz Festival in Makhanda.

In 2022 she went back to the Makhanda FRINGE festival to show case her Vocal explosion concert series AMAZING GRACE,  which won a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award. She is also the musical director and co-founder of INTLOMBE which won a 2022 Standard Bank Bronze Ovation Award.

In 2022 she produced a show called The BALLADEER which was featured at the Mandela Bay Festival. It featured Asanda Bam and various musicians in and around the bay.

In 2023 Asanda Mqiki featured on the Shaka iLembe album which includes the likes of Mbuso Khoza, Vusi Nova, and Ishmeal to name a few.

Asanda is now working on directing and producing live shows in and around the country, focusing on collaborating with other power-house vocalists.

  • Venue: Thomas Pringle
  • Location: Monument Building
  • Ticket price: ZAR 80.00
  • Programme type: Curated Programme
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Ages: ALL AGES
Thomas Pringle
June 25, 2024 10:00 - 11:00
Thomas Pringle
June 26, 2024 18:30 - 19:30
Thomas Pringle
June 27, 2024 14:00 - 15:00
Thomas Pringle
June 28, 2024 18:30 - 19:30
Thomas Pringle
June 29, 2024 16:00 - 17:00