Sunday Beats – Thulile Zama

Celebrating Women’s Month at Suncoast’s Sunday Beats!

It’s Women’s month and in celebration of that, Sunday Beats at SUNCOAST presents another dynamic woman entertainer on Sunday 20th August!

The charming and charismatic Thulile Zama and her all-female contemporary jazz band, Heels Over Head, will be bringing pure girl power to the stage, with everything from light popular jazz and afro, to her spin on well-loved covers.

The popular Durban vocalist is a sought after voice on the jazz circuit, both locally and as far afield as Swaziland, Germany and the USA. Her gigs have included performances on national television (including SABC 3’s Top Billing) and she is kept busy with a variety of corporate events. Zama also heads the Makeba Tribute Band which performs tribute concerts to Mama Africa around the country.

Zama has honed her knowledge of music, not just at venues around the city and beyond, but academically as well and she holds a BA Degree in music from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN). As a lover of music and the performing arts, Zama is also the Concert Coordinator at UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music, a vibrant performance and workshop venue on campus.

Zama will be joined on the Sunday Beats stage by her fellow band-members which include skilled drummer/percussionist, Rebekah Doty, accomplished pianist Taryn Kasaval and bassist Lee Ngidi.

“Thulile Zama and her all-girl band will be bringing a fresh, popular sound to get everyone up and moving to the beat. Her music is the perfect fit for celebrating Women’s Month,” says SUNCOAST Marketing Manager, Louise Howell.

Zama’s performance starts at 14h00 and is free to the public.


Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s most loved entertainment destination. It boasts an unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

SUNCOAST is an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene and is currently undergoing an expansive refurbishment that will see the expansion of the gaming floor with 1,850 slot machines, 71 gaming tables, opening of a number of new restaurants, The Barnyard Theatre as well as the launch of The Suncoast Globe, a multi-purpose eventing venue.  The jewel in the Suncoast crown is the new Salon Privé situated on the upper level with 180-degree sea views with its opulent Art Deco design creating a world-class gaming experience.

With a choice of everything from the finest cuisine, to fast food and laid back coffee spots, Suncoast offers Durban dining for every taste. Catch all the latest blockbuster movies on the big screen at Suncoast Cinecentre with eight movie theatres to choose from and the largest 3D screen in KZN, the Supernova. There is more great family entertainment on offer at The Magic Company where the kids and young at heart can enjoy hours of fun with modern and classic arcade games.

Attached to the SUNCOAST complex is the luxurious Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast hotels which offer superior accommodation for the discerning leisure and business traveler.  A stay at the hotel would not be complete without a signature treatment at the Balinese-style spa located on the 9th floor. The stylish Jeera Restaurant located in the hotel is also a must for a culinary experience never to be forgotten.

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