Award-winning films, poetry, music and book talks at the Maritzburg Social Justice Film and Arts Festival


AWARD-winning documentary film-maker, Rehad Desai (Miners Shot Down) will be in the city to attend the screening of his latest film, Giant is Falling, as part of the Maritzburg Social Justice Film and Arts Festival, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Co-directed by Jabulani Mzozo, the film takes a sweeping look at the political events of recent years that signal the end of an era in South Africa. Continue reading


Join Heels over Head for some free concerts this women’s month

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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

Titi Luzipo to perform at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban


Titi Luzipo will be performing at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in Durban. Photo: Supplied

JAZZ singer Titi Luzipo, will be celebrating the role women play and why it is so important in society in the concert, Being Woman, at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban on Wednesday, August 2 at 6 pm.  Continue reading

Durban’s Jazzy Rainbow to host a performance by the Ildo Nandjo Trio

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Ildo Nandja.

THE Ildo Nandja Trio will perform at the Jazzy Rainbow in Durban’s Morningside on Friday, July 7 as part of the Concerts SA circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

The trio comprises Ildo Nandja on upright bass and vocals, Neil Gonsalves on piano and Sibusiso Zondi on drums. Continue reading

Award-winning music legends, Cyril Neville and Ernie Smith, to wow fans with concert at the Playhouse in Durban


Cyril Neville.

Great news for music lovers! The International Arts Foundation Inc. from the United States of America, in association with The Playhouse Company, hosts New Orleans-born, Grammy-Award-winning music legend, Cyril Neville and Durban’s own South African Music Award winner, Ernie Smith, in The Playhouse Opera Theatre on Thursday, 4 May at 7.30pm. Continue reading