The legendary award-winning composer and musician Themba Mkhize, who is also a great heritage custodian performed with the KZN Heritage Ensemble in 2017.

Themba Mkhize who was a Living Legend in 2014 said that, it was a pioneering, ground-breaking collaboration with young musicians who are a part of the KZN Heritage Ensemble, particularly Mbuso Khoza who had a special performance on Princess Magogo’s historical opera piece, Phefeni.