THE Playhouse Company’s national isicathamiya competition takes place through the night on September 21, starting at 6 pm in the Opera Theatre. Continue reading
Shooting on Asinamali!, the film based on the multi-award-winning South African musical hit of the same name, began on August 8. The 1985 theatre production, written by playwright, Mbongeni Ngema, was his first major stage musical, followed by Sarafina!, which was released as a film in 1992. Continue reading
Jiving and Dying – The Radio Rats Story sees Durban filmmaker Michael Cross return to the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) (June 16-26) with a documentary about a band he argues are so much more than one-hit wonders. Continue reading
An impressive line-up of phenomenal eclectic music, from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Beatenberg; Platform Jazz to Nibs van der Spuy; and the KZN Philharmonic to Seb Goldswain, is on the programme for the second Michaelhouse Music Festival, which takes place at the Balgowan school from April 22 to 24. Continue reading
VETERAN actress, Fiona Ramsay, made history on Tuesday, April, when she won the best lead performance in a play (female) for two different plays – Doubt and Miss Dietrich Regrets at the prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.
Her co-star in Doubt, Janna Ramos-Violante, won the best supporting actress award. She was one of several actors and companies with links to KwaZulu-Natal who enjoyed a great night at the awards ceremony. Continue reading
At tonight’s Music in the Hills (MiTH) gig at The Knoll Guesthouse and Backpackers, Knoll Drive, Hilton will feature Chico Muya (see video below), Wade Whitehead, Ryan Woodgate and Many Moore Band.
MiTH is a semi-open mic music club, which gives musicians the chance to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. Non-musicians welcome too!
Whether you’re a youngster looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced/mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join in the fun.
Musicians who wish to play please contact Kirsten Rae Hughes on 072 220 9757 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Performers plus one partner get in free.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo was profiled on CNN’S Amanpour. Whether writing and performing with Paul Simon or touring the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has, over many decades, revolutionised acapella music. Check out the video at http://cnn.it/1GnPxzL
The Henley Business School Dean’s Music and Creative MBA scholarship has been awarded to South African drummer, Barry van Zyl. He has been the drummer for the Johnny Clegg band for the past 16 years and has toured extensively worldwide. Continue reading