Fabulous new works on offer at Dance Umbrella 2017 in Johannesburg


‘Lady Lady’. Photo: Val Adamson

Durban resident, Desiré Davids, will join Gaby Saranouffi and Edna Jaime to present Lady, Lady at Dance Umbrella 2017 at the Wits Theatre in Johannesburg on  Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3 at 8pm. Continue reading

Opera stars, Sibongile Mngoma and Sandile Mabaso, to delight audiences in Joburg

Sibongile Mngoma

Sibongile Mngoma.

TWO of the shining lights of the South African opera scene – Sibongile Mngoma (soprano) and Sandile Mabaso (tenor) –  will be performing in the main hall of the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, at 7 pm on July 28.

The duo will be performing arias and duets from the world’s most beautiful operas. Sigongile will be singing arias from Puccini’s La Boheme and Tosca and Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutti; while Sandile will be singing from Massenet’s Manon and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amour. They will be accompanied by Marten van Wyk on piano.

Tickets for the Opera Duo concert are R120 (concessions R80) at http://www.webtickets.co.za. Proceeds from this concert will be used to upgrade the music department. Continue reading

Amandla Freedom Ensemble to mark the 40th anniversary of the June 1976 Soweto Uprising


Afrika Mkhize. Photo: Suzy Bernstein

2016 will mark the 40th anniversary of the historic June ‘76 uprisings that set to change the course of South African history; and on June 15 the Amandla Freedom Ensemble,The Resonance String Quartet together and critically acclaimed pianist and arranger Afrika Mkhize will observe a musical night vigil in honor of the momentous acts of the Youth of ’76 in fighting the repressive system of Apartheid and laying the foundations for a free and democratic society.

#TheMusicShallGovern will be staged at Joburg’s premier jazz venue, the Orbit, from 8 pm. Tickets cost R150.

With an abundant wealth of talent and creativity that exists. #TheMusicShallGovern offering will offer a unique assemblage of a string quartet, harp and four horn jazz combo of some of Johannesburg’s fiercest young jazz and classical exponents.

SA welcomes International Festival of Language


THE 14th International Festival of Language and Culture, SA (IFLCSA) will be held on April 21, at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg.

The Festival is the largest and most prominent global project for promoting world languages and cultures. It is dedicated to cultivating and educating the youth, creating a platform to share their cultural heritage with their peers around the world and to witness exceptional performances by students of diverse nationalities. Continue reading