Vendors, Hazel Joubert, Mondli Cele and Kirsten Werner get ready for the Rivertown Night Market on July 28. Photo: Supplied
A NEW monthly market in Durban aims to put the spotlight on local producers and entrepreneurs in the city.
The Rivertown Night Market at 130 Stalwart Simelane Street, opposite the Durban ICC, will take place on the last Friday evening of every month at the Rivertown Precinct. The concept started last month and will have its second market on Friday, July 28 from 5.30 pm until 10 pm. Continue reading
The Flatfoot Dance Company in full flight. Photo: Val Adamson
The Flatfoot Dance Company presents Sadhana at the Playhouse Drama Theatre in Durban from March 23 to 26.
This is the newest offering from the acclaimed team that created the award-winning Bhakti. Choreographed by Lliane Loots, the work steps boldly into Eastern mystical philosophy and its confluence with African rhythms and dance, creating a dance theatre feast for the senses. Continue reading
Radio Rats 1977 (from left) Jonathan Handley, Dave Davies, Julian Platt, Herbie Parkin
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
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
IN celebration of Africa Month, social cohesion, unity in diversity and heritage, The Playhouse Company is staging Africa Celebrates, a weekend of visual and performing arts on May 6 and 7. Continue reading
TWO of Durban’s most iconic, revered and recognisable musicians Lu Dlamini and Madala Kunene will be performing in the Drama Theatre at the Playhouse in Durban at 7 pm on Friday, April 29. Both musicians will be launching new albums – Lu’s Ulimi-Lami and Madala’s 1959. Continue reading
THE Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown welcomes back to it’s stage Madala Kunene as a special guest in collaboration with Chico Antonio and the Forest Jam Groove Orchestra on Sunday, April 3. Doors open at 1pm. Tickets R100.
The Forest Jam Groove Orchestra will also perform at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus at 6 pm on Wednesay, April 6.
The CJPM is on level 2 of the Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 5.30pm. Tickets R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 for students). Please contact Thuli on 031 2603385 or email Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za for more details. Continue reading
WHILE KickStArt Theatre Company walked off with the lion’s share of the prizes at The Mercury Durban Theatre Awards at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on Monday, November 23, this year’s event also saw a host of new talent picking up awards.
The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is hosting a performance by internationally acclaimed veteran musician, Madala Kunene, on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 pm. This concert closes off UKZN’s Wednesday Jazz series for 2015. Continue reading
The Speak The Mind Poetry and Music Fest has assembled an attractive line up of African critical thinkers and performers to mark its 10th anniversary. Continue reading