Forest Jam Groove Orchestra perform gigs in Durban

rainbow forestTHE Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown welcomes back to it’s stage Madala Kunene as a special guest in collaboration with Chico Antonio and the Forest Jam Groove Orchestra on Sunday, April 3. Doors open at 1pm. Tickets R100.

The Forest Jam Groove Orchestra will also perform at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 6 pm on Wednesay, April 6.

The CJPM is on level 2 of the Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 5.30pm. Tickets R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 for students). Please contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email for more details.

Forrest Jam are Bernard Mndaweni (bass), Nicky Shange (vocals), Matthias Abächerli (bass and violin), Carlo Menet (electric guitar), Jul Dillier(keys), Cyril Michel (vocal), Lerato Ntsane Lichaba (electric & acoustic guitar), Gontse Makhene (percussion) and Matchume Zango (timbila and Percussion).

This educational non-profit organisation consists of members who are mainly young music students, music teachers, veteran master musicians, music business experts and administrators from Southern Africa and Switzerland.

Forest Jam operates out of Durban and works nationally with Concerts SA. Their main sponsor is the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, together with volunteers from the music industry who are supporting the cause.

The programme director for Forest Jam South Africa is Robert Trunz of world music label Melt 2000. Its educational drive has an emphasis on traditional African music and teaches awareness of the musical heritage of countries in Southern Africa.

The original Forest Jam Club was founded and is registered in Switzerland and has since organised two major educational events in Switzerland and Madagascar in 2014 and 2015.

The tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund.


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