The partnership takes the form of a joint venture between Zonke’s Leely Music label and Sony Music Entertainment Africa, on the release of her first live DVD recording scheduled for October 2013.
The recent development has Zonke aligning with her grandest vision of success in the immediate present and future. “This is an exciting new chapter in my career where my first live DVD will be the first recording to be released through my label, Leely Music, in this partnership with Sony Music. I feel passionate about my music and mentoring so I would like to see Leely Music expand in time to develop young talent, so I will be scouting around for that vocalist I believe I can develop to the next level”.
The exceptional talents of this multi-platinum selling artist place her at the top of her game – not only in Southern Africa but also the African continent – as a vocalist, performer, songwriter, and producer. Zonke is one of the most sought after producers in the urban genre and a dominant force in the creation of smash hits for Black Coffee, Mafikizolo, Don Laka, Tshepo Tshola and Theo Kgosinkwe among many others.
Zonke is particularly driven by the process of creating music and sharing it with the world – it is this powerful exchange through song which has been captured on ‘Give And Take – Live’ as performed to a capacity audience, recorded on 5 July 2013 at the Lyric Theatre. Every aspect of the production has been conceptualized by Zonke and sees her creation as a masterpiece from the soul.
Zonke’s last studio album, the self-written, arranged and produced masterpiece Ina Ethe instantly sold multi-platinum units across the country and remains in the charts still today.
Friday 16 August 2013: Drumbeat, Soweto Theatre
Friday 23 August 2013: Joy of Jazz Festival