Award-winning, internationally acclaimed musician, producer, Louis Mhlanga, is coming to the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown for one show only on Sunday, March 6.
Mhlanga, who was born on November 10, 1956, is a South African based Zimbabwean. His career began in the 1970s. Fronting many bands in Zimbabwe, he mixed American and Zimbabwean influences into his music.
Mhlanga became renowned for his guitar skills, and worked with Zimbabwean acts such as Shaka, Talking Drum, Ilanga, Mudzimu, and Oliver Mtukudzi. He eventually headed to South Africa to pursue different musical opportunities, leading to collaborations with renowned South African artists such as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri, Sipho Mabuse, Mlunhgisi Gegane, and Busi Mhlongo.
Doors open at 1pm and tickets are R100 from the Rainbow or http://www.webtickets.co.za
The gig is supported by Concerts SA, a joint South African/Norwegian project housed under the auspices of the SAMRO Foundation. It receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO and Concerts Norway.
By engaging with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms.
Concerts SA also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.