Volley Nchabeleng closes his ‘Africa, My Home’ tour in Pretoria


In association with Concerts SA, Johannesburg-based percussionist, Volley Nchabeleng, reaches the final stop stop on his ‘Africa, My Home’ tour when he hits the stage at the State Theatre in Pretoria at 7pm on Friday, March 3.

Tickets are R100 – phone 012 392 4000 or go online at www.computicket.com

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Master pianist, Nduduzo Makhathini, visits KwaZulu-Natal


Pianist, Nduduzo Makhathini, and his band will visit the Luthuli Museum in Groutville, Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale and Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown as part of a tour being held in association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business and the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown.

Fans can catch him at the following venues:

  • Friday, November 4 at the Luthuli Museum at 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is free entrance.
  • Saturday, November 5 at Seaman’s Corner, C568 Dimba Road, Unit 3, Hammarsdale. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets R40 at the door.
  • Sunday, November 6 at the Rainbow Restaurant at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. Doors open at 1pm. Tickets R100 at webtickets.co.za or 083 463 8044.

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SAMRO Foundation crowns two exciting new instrumental stars

Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium came alive with the sound and passion of music on Saturday, August 22, when the two 2016 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships winners were chosen. 

Following a tense final round of live performances, saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane (jazz music, left) and marimba player Dylan Tabisher (Western art music, right) were announced as the winners of the two R200 000 scholarships. Continue reading

Jazz musos fly the KZN flag high at SAMRO Foundation competition


Sidney Rash and Linda Sikhakhane.

Two young jazz musicians from KwaZulu-Natal will be pulling out all the stops to secure a place in the finals of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition, which will go down to the wire in Johannesburg in mid-August.

Saxophonist, Linda Sekhakhane, and drummer, Sidney Rash, are two of the six semi-finalists in the jazz music category of this illustrious annual music competition, which this year focuses on instrumentalists.  Continue reading

12 musicians strike the right note for SAMRO competition

Samro Overseas Scholarships 2012. Jazz/Popular music. Darren English - Trumpet.

Trumpeter Darren English, winner of the Samro Overseas Scholarships 2012.

The battle is on for the country’s best young instrumentalists, after SAMRO Foundation unveiled the 12 semi-finalists in the 2016 Overseas Scholarships Competition.

Six jazz and six Western art music performers will be competing for two R200 000 scholarships to further their music studies abroad, plus an array of additional awards. Continue reading

U – The Space presents Thabang Tabane


THABANG Tabane is the heir to the father and founder of the Malombo music, Dr. Philip Tabane, who has gained international reputation for being the leader of legendary Malombo for over four decades.

He learned to play drums by watching his uncle Mabi Thobejane, the co-founder of Malombo in the 60s. No wonder then that at an early age, Thabang became the sideman in his dad’s band. He has toured places such as Russia, Sweden, Togo, London, and the United States with Malombo and Thandiswa Mazwayi.

And you can catch him live at U- The Space, 146 Minnaar Street, Bosman (Central), City of Tshwane (Old Fire Station) at 6 pm on Saturday, July 2. Tickets R60. Continue reading

Titi Luzipo presents ‘Songs my Mother Told Me’ in Durban

DSC_0639In association with Concerts SA, Titi Luzipo presents the national tour of Songs My Mother Taught Me, a celebration and remembrance of the songs she learnt from her mother, Vuyelwa Qwesha, which was conceived from the moment Titi held a mic to belt out a note.

She comes to Durban playing the The Chairman on Friday, June 17 starting at 10.30pm. The Chairman is at 146 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban. Book at 072 658 0746 or info@thechairmanlive.com Continue reading