Join Nibs van der Spuy on his journey round KwaZulu-Natal

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Singer/songwriter, Nibs van der Spuy, is back home to share his unique soundscapes with fans on a journey round KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading

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Fabulous folk music at the MMC

On Tuesday, September 20, the Maritzburg Musician’s Club returns to its roots as one of the few South African folk clubs in the 80s that changed the course of music in South Africa today.

Appearing at the MMC at La Casa in Quarry Road, Pietermaritzburg, will be Fiona Tozer, who originated the Durban Folk Club, who will be performing with Dan Wilson in their intergalactic duo – Quark.

These two musicians from diverse musical backgrounds have been fusing the different elements of their musical experience and composing music for a theme album about space-time and the universe.

Always aiming for the unexpected, the eclectic mix focuses on poly-rhythms, unusual time signatures and chord progressions, and features bass, guitar, voice and loops.

The club will also be showcasing the talent of the young musicians:

  • Nish Pillay, who has been making a name for himself as a percussionist and dexterous Tabla performer;
  • Jessica Martins, a vocalist and guitarist from Ballito; and
  • Inner Truth, a hard-working Afro-soul band from Scottsville.

Tickets R40. Doors open at 7pm.

Rubber Duc set to get the party started at the Hilton Arts Festival

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Rubber Duc

Rubber Duc – who have just released the single, Are We There Yet?, from their debut album, The Secret Sunrise – will be performing at the Hilton Arts Festival at 7.30 pm on Friday, September 16.

Nick Jordaan (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, hi-hat), Brendan Campbell (lead guitar, kick drum, backing vocals), Sheldon Sham (saxophone, crash, tambourine, backing vocals) and Amiel Gopal (bass, snare drum, backing vocals) will be performing in the Falcon Tent.

Tickets for the concert are R170. To book email tickets@hiltoncollege.com Continue reading

Enjoy a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective at the Playhouse

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Don’t miss NAACH – My Diary of Dance at the Playhouse

Iqraam Rahim’s Rampage Dance Company proudly presents NAACH – My Diary of Dance, a celebration of dance from a South African Indian perspective.

The production will be performed on Friday, August 19 at 7 pm at The Playhouse in Durban by a cast of some 30 performers, made up of students from Crawford, Northwood, Verulam Secondary, Seatides Combined, DHS, Maritzburg College, St John’s College, Our Lady of Fatima and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Continue reading