As we wrap up the final chapter of the THREE STEPS WITHIN trilogy of biographies, we want to wish the elegant lady of the group Ms Lindiwe Maxolo a very happy birthday.
Befittingly on her special day, THREE STEPS WITHIN which is completed by McCoy Mrubata and Concord Nkabinde, are performing tonight at the State Theatre from 8PM – 11PM. Check out the event article for more information.
As taken from the THREE STEPS WITHIN press release, Lindiwe is regarded as a Vocalist, Composer, Educator & Band Leader. She is a winner of the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters Competition (Afro Vocal Category. Her debut CD entitled TIME was nominated for a South African Music Award in 2013. She is also as winner of the Mbokodo Award -Women in Jazz, in 2014.
Concord Nkabinde along with McCoy Mrubata and Lindiwe Maxolo, form the band called THREE STEPS WITHIN. The trio has Concord on bass guitar and vocals, McCoy on the saxophone and the flute and Lindiwe on Vocals.
They will be performing at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Friday the 27th of November, From 8PM – 11 PM. Tickets are available at Computicket at R100 each. You can also see their Facebook event page for more details.
Mr Concord Nkabinde was interviewed by Lavatory Records during the month of July 2015, in which he made reference to his newly formed band; THREE STEPS WITHIN. Also do check out the Concord: Live in Joburg, South Africa (DVD), which showcases Concord’s first ever concert.
Excerpts from the THREE STEPS WITHIN Press Release says the following about the Trio:
“The sound of THREE STEPS WITHIN is uniquely South African with an international outlook. The Three Composers are bringing together their respective original material and with an open mind allowing it to go into new directions. This TRIO also celebrates the heritage of African & South African music by developing new arrangements of old and new Classics. Improvisation is an important aspect of this outfit, both as a Compositional tool as well as a featured aspect.
THREE STEPS WITHIN believes in developing lasting relationships & special connections with audiences. An accessible presentation of music therefore becomes an integral ingredient every time THREE STEPS WITHIN performs. All three musicians also have a great passion for Development & Music Education. So this outfit is always looking out for opportunities to impart knowledge and share from their experience with younger musicians in particular.
THREE STEPS WITHIN look forward to having you, our audience, be a part of our journey and to share that which is within us, in order to shape new mindsets towards a better world for all.”
McCoy Mrubata (Left), Lindiwe Maxolo (Middle) and Concord Nkabinde (Right)