THERE will be a special fundraising performance of This is the Seventies at the Hexagon Dive Theatre on Wednesday, June 15 at 7pm for 7.30 pm. Money raised from the event will be used to help fund the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s entry into the student festival at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
Erin Fourie, Sandra Styles, Daniel Rossouw, and Brandon Bosch revisit their annual tribute to music of the past. It’s the Seventies – the “Me” Decade – a period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them!
The list of musicians reads like a veritable who’s who of 20th Century icons, and goes from the sublime to the ridiculous, depending on your taste. Names such as John Lennon, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Gloria Gaynor and groups like The Rolling Stones, ABBA, Three Dog Night, Four Seasons and Creedence Clearwater Revival, conjure up images and memories of a seminal period of music.
This was the soundtrack of a decade. Woodstock was over, but it opened the floodgates for a diversity of music which stretched the boundaries of Rock, Pop, Country and Folk, and brought us to (dare we say it?) Disco!
The show is being staged picnic style, so bring food, but no drinks – there is a cash bar. Tickets R85 per person or R800 for a table of ten. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org; Inquiries: 033 260 5537. Doors open at 6.45 pm.