N’den is a musical duo consisting of vocalist Thulile Zama and pianist David Smith. The Duo met in the early 2000s while studying music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Their humble musical beginning as a duo started with playing gigs in different restaurants and corporate scene. Smith has always had an undoubted passion for music, and was a member of a very successful Jazz/Hip Hop band, Big Idea, that made waves throughout the country. Zama, distinguished by her dazzling voice, is the lead vocalist of the successful all female contemporary jazz band Heels Over Head (best contemporary jazz nominees SAMA – 2011), (Yamaha Young Artist winners 2010). This versatile vocalist is well-known in the jazz circuit and a well-loved vocalist in Durban. Her talents have taken her to Hamburg and Berlin, Germany and New Orleans, USA.

Together they are part of the Tributes to Mama Africa / Sophiatown band since 2017. In the last few years, the duet has been composing original music and covering some of their favourite songs for their youtube channel and social media pages. Thulile Zama has been the concert organiser at the Centre for Jazz and Popular music since 2011 and is also studying her Masters at the Culture , Communication and media studies.

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