Doug Weich will be celebrating the music of Elvis Presley at the Rhumbelow Theatres in Durban and ‘Maritzburg. Photo: Supplied
DOUG Weich and his eight-piece band, MSG, return to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban for Elvis & Me – The Priscilla Story from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 20.
The show, which will also be performed at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on September 10, tells Elvis’ as seen through Priscilla’s eyes and gives an insight into the couple’s relationship, from when they first met until the day that Elvis died – August 16, 1977. Continue reading
TWO empowering female artists — Shomon Daniel and Lotshiwe Tshabalala — will be performing at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club (MMC) at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, August 8.
Both women use their voices in music to make a stand for independence, love, peace and power. Continue reading
Jude Kenrick and Dom Hurd, of Easy Freak, have released their debut album, ‘I’m Alright’. PHOTO: Matt Mason
IT’S been a year and a half in the making, but Durban duo, Easy Freak, are thrilled with their much anticipated debut album, I’m Alright, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
Working late into the night, Dom Hurd and Jude Kenrick, recorded the songs for the 12-track album in a home studio. Continue reading
Heels Over Head (from (left) Thulile Zama, Rebekah Doty and Taryn Kasaval. PHOTO: Simanga Zondo
DURBAN-based jazz band, Heels over Head, is celebrating Women’s Month with a series of free concerts in the city.
Fans will be able to catch them at 5 pm on Friday, August 11 at the Playhouse Company, 29 Acutt Street, 5 pm at the Rainbow Restaurant on Saturday, August 12, at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown and at 3 pm on Sunday, August 13 at the BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place. Continue reading
Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix
AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).
Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading
Ballet dancer Katherine Anderson as she appears in the video for ‘The Mighty One’. Photo: Lwandile Ngubentombi
TWO Durban performers, Justin Nanak and Thandeka Dube-Ndhlovu, have composed an original praise-and-workshop ballad, The Mighty One, for the Mini World Youth Day 2017.
The song will be the official theme tune for the event, which runs from December 6 to 10. It was launched at a meeting on July 24 and can now be viewed online. Continue reading
THE Rhumbelow Theatre – Pietermaritzburg will be celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Errol Garner at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Alan Paton (Durban) Road at 2 pm and 6.30 pm on Wednesday, August 9. Continue reading
The Queen of Bollywood, Shreya Ghoshal, will be performing at the ICC in Durban. Photo: Supplied
AFTER performing to sold-out audiences in 2016, the award-winning ‘Queen of Bollywood’, Shreya Ghoshal, returns to serenade South African fans with a night of soulful melody and music.
Accompanied by popular Indian vocalist, Kinjal Chattopadhyay, and the stars of Sony Entertainment TV, Shaheer Sheikh and Kushal Tandon, she will perform at the Durban ICC on August 19 and the Centre Court at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on August 20. Continue reading
Durban-born jazz singer, songwriter and voice over artist, Spha Mdlalose, will be performing at the Imbokodo Jazz Festival in Durban on August 12. Photo: Supplied
WITH Women’s Month on the horizon, female artists are set to dominate this year’s Imbokodo Jazz Festival, which will take place at the N-Shed Cruise Terminal facility in the Port of Durban from 1 pm to 1 am on Saturday, August 12.
It is being hosted by the community based non-profit organisation, iTheku Regional Jazz Association (iTReJA), an affiliate of the South African Jazz Appreciators Association (SAJAA). Continue reading
BRITISH singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf (better known as Cat Stevens) will tour South Africa for the first time in November.
The Peace Train Tour commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967. Continue reading