Top acts at the Durban International Blues Festival at The Plant


Pat Savage.

CANADIAN bluesman Pat Savage is returning to KwaZulu-Natal to take part in this year’s Durban International Blues Festival. Continue reading


Blues maestro, Dan Patlansky, set to wow fans in KwaZulu-Natal

Dan Patlansky

Blues legend, Dan Patlansky, will be one of four great acts at the Royal Rock concert on May 27. Also performing will be Locnville, Ard Matthews and the Black Lapels. Photo: Bakkes Images

ROLLING Stones legend, Keith Richards, once said: “If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.”

It’s a comment that could have been penned for South African blues maestro, Dan Patlansky, who will be showcasing his incredible guitar skills and lyrical songwriting in four concerts in KwaZulu-Natal this week, writes ESTELLE SINKINS. Continue reading

Dan Patlansky to launch new album at the Barnyard Theatre


When you hear the name Dan Patlansky, it immediately conjures up images of the genius guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues that he is.

So, Durban is in for a treat when Dan launches his new album, Introvertigo, to local audiences when he performers at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway in Umhlanga on Tuesday, November 1. Continue reading

Environmental awareness with a musical twist

DIM-DEP: Faces of Environmental Success is a musical theatre production that is written, produced and directed by Atlas Duma and will take place at the Playhouse Opera Theatre in Durban from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12 at 7 pm each evening.

It is a two part musical theatre production that explores themes of African heritage, tribalism, the environment and the origins of soul and the blues with a special link to South African jazz and popular music. Continue reading