Jazzing Up African Tales – Femi Koya Releases New Album & Tour, Village Afrobeat

17th July, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Afrobeat saxophonist Femi Koya releases his new album, Village Afrobeat, and presents it live on a national tour. Next stops: Durban and Pretoria. Music composer and performer, versatile saxophonist and dynamic vocalist, Femi Koya released his third album entitled Village Afrobeat (Femzee Productions, 2018) on 20th April. The Village Afrobeat [...]

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U.S. Orchestra Tribute For Madiba’s Centenary

13th July, 2018|Music|

American Minnesota Orchestra U.S. ORCHESTRA TRIBUTE FOR MADIBA’S CENTENARY “Music for Mandela” marks first-ever South Africa Tour and cultural exchange with a professional U.S. orchestra Celebrating Mandela from Minneapolis The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra prepares to launch its Music for Mandela project at Orchestra Hall in the northern U.S. city of Minneapolis this week. The [...]

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Nosihe Zulu @ The Jazzy Rainbow

11th July, 2018|Music|

Saturday 21st July This performance by Nosihe Zulu at The Jazzy Rainbow is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Durban’s jazz [...]

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Hilton Arts Festival 2018 Jongosi Programme

9th July, 2018|Art, Music, Other, Theatre|

Hilton College: 14 – 16 September Bookings for the youth orientated part of the Hilton Arts Festival, the Jongosi Schools Festival is full steam ahead, with the full line up being announced. The Jongosi programme takes place on the first day of the three day festival which takes place on the magnificent grounds of Hilton [...]

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Ezase West Entertainment All Stars Global Tour Hits KwaZulu-Natal

29th June, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, Ezase West Entertainment presents the KwaZulu-Natal leg of their All Stars Tour, showcasing an array of hip-hop artists. Soweto-based music agency Ezase West Entertainment is promoting a tour through various venues across KwaZulu-Natal. The artist line-up includes well-known figures in the South African underground hip-hop scene: beat makers, MC’s/rappers, dancers, [...]

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Joe Nina Live In Concert @ The Jazzy Rainbow

29th June, 2018|Music|

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July These performances by Joe Nina at The Jazzy Rainbow are part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Takeover – Friday

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Daily Intersections chat – it was great! The end of a great week of astonishing daily chats with Kevin Minter Brown on DYR getting to know some of the inspiring humans behind the wonderful Intersections week. Dinosaurs…robots…electronic French jazz…under-water soundscapes…recycled art…drifting bouys…weather-station hackathons and graffiti calligraphy in light – we have travelled around the world [...]

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Doodling Fred Paulino

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery Fred Paulino from Brazil – whose Gambiologia project (Brazilian practice of makeshift) has been on show at the KZNSA, tries his hand at 3D drawing at the “doodle spot” which is part of the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the [...]

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Painting By Robots

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery Jasmin Murugan is enjoying her holiday by building her own drawing robot at the “doodle spot” which is part of the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the Bond Shed on the Point. Innovation Festival (IF) takes the form of an [...]

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Shhhhhh…. Caught With His Hand In The Cookie Jar!

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery TheMakerSpace’s Stephen Gray was caught red handed ..... having fun with a robotic hand, and a 3D printed skeletal hand at the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the Bond Shed on the Point. TheMakerSpace team is showcasing drones, 3D printing, [...]

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Shedding Some Light On The Matter:

29th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Innovation Festival Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery TheMakerSpace’s Laetitia Masson is getting creative at the Innovation Festival “Disruptive Technology Exhibition” in the Bond Shed on the Point. TheMakerSpace team is showcasing drones, 3D printing, 3D scanning and has a fun build-your-own drawing robot at the “doodle spot”. Innovation [...]

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“The Motherboard Of All Festivals!”

29th June, 2018|Art, Art Matters, Music, Other|

By Illa Thompson ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban INTERSECTIONS Durban Last few days.... 23 – 30 June 2018 Intersections is an overwhelmingly enormous programme of various forms of electronic art which has been consuming the city over the past week. The main players are ISEA2018: the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art; Digifest05 and [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Takeover – Thursday

28th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Kevin Minter Brown – you biscuit! We just so love all these early morning chats….. how lucky are we to get to meet such amazing people talking about crazy and fabulous things here in Durbs! Thanks Kevin and Christopher Cole for the opportunity as always. If you missed it – we are talking about some [...]

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Interpret Durban #9

28th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Durban City Hall: Saturday 30 June A collision of art, culture, music and madness takes place at the ninth edition of Interpret Durban this Saturday at the Durban City Hall. The evening, billed as the closing event for the epic Intersections season, will kick off from 6pm. The overarching theme of ID#9 supports the overall [...]

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra To Celebrate Madiba

27th June, 2018|Music|

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate Madiba as they close their 2018 World Symphony Series Winter Season Playhouse Opera: Thursday 28 June 2018 The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, eThekwini’s world-class orchestra, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of former President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in a concert finale of their World Symphony Series (WSS) on Thursday [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Takeover – Wednesday

27th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Thank you again Kevin Minter Brown and Christopher Cole for an awesome chat on DYR this morning – such a great opportunity to talk about all the dozens of electronic-inspired events happening around the city with ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban in full flight. Denis Hurley Centre director Raymond Perrier shared some of the [...]

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Mandla Mlangeni And Friends In Concert

26th June, 2018|Music|

The Rainbow Restaurant and Concerts SA present Mandla Mlangeni and Friends in concert, Saturday 30 June. Trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni travels with bassist Brydon Bolton from Johannesburg to The Rainbow this weekend, where they will be hooking up with some serious local jazz cats to produce the tunes of Mlangeni for your listening pleasure. On piano [...]

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ISEA2018 DYR Studio Takeover – Tuesday!

26th June, 2018|Art, Music, Other|

Thank you Kevin Minter-Brown and Christopher Cole for an awesome chat on DYR this morning – so affirming to be able to share the great, quirky and awesome electronic-inspired events happening around the city with ISEA2018 / Digifest05 / IF Durban in full flight. Dancer / choreographer Thobi Maphanga spoke about a dance and sound [...]

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When I Grow Up I Want To Be…. Part 2

22nd June, 2018|Music, Other, Theatre|

When I Grow Up I Want To Be... The lead actor in OZMA's silent movie - The Lost World. OZMA is a French Jazz band that will be ending their World Tour performing at ISEA2018, at the KZNSA Gallery on Tuesday 26 June. The band comprises of Stephane Scharle on Drums and Composition; Edouard Sero-Guillaume [...]

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Guitarist BeeTsho Performs In KwaZulu-Natal

22nd June, 2018|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents guitarist BeeTsho at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on the 30th June at 7pm and at Luthuli Museum in Groutville on the 7 July at 11am. “I have been working on new material and cannot wait to present it to new audiences. It is a uniquely African [...]

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KZN Philharmonic Orchestra To Celebrate Madiba

22nd June, 2018|Music|

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra to celebrate Madiba as they close their 2018 World Symphony Series Winter Season Playhouse Opera: 28 June 2018 The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, eThekwini’s world-class orchestra, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of our former President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in a concert finale of their World Symphony Series (WSS) on Thursday [...]

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World Music Day

21st June, 2018|Music|

Thursday 21 June The Fête de la Musique also known as World Music Day is an annual global music celebration that takes place on 21 June, during which people are urged to play music and attend concerts. In Durban – the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will be hosting a symphony concert this evening (Thursday 21 June), [...]

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SPAR Women’s Race 10/ 5km Challenge – Loads Of Fun And Entertainment

19th June, 2018|Music, Sport|

SPAR Women’s Race 10/ 5km Challenge - loads of fun and entertainment Jonsson Kings Park: Sunday 24 June Three larger than life and utterly gorgeous singers will take to the stage to entertain participants at this year’s SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge in Durban on Sunday, June 24. Beautiful Bee, Saxy Sthe and Mysterious Michelle are [...]

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Today DYR Talks To…. Holly Rey

14th June, 2018|Music|

Durban Youth Radio: Youth Week feature Today DYR 105.1 talks to.... Holly Rey (22) AfroElectro House music performer, youth literacy campaigner and chess ambassador 1 What is the greatest thing about being a young person in SA today? We are the country’s biggest asset, if we tap into our own personal strengths and abilities and [...]

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Mic Cream

14th June, 2018|Music, Other|

Berea Mail Father’s Day pic Just like Dad! Trading a microphone for a soft serve is Milan Edwards (5) pictured helping dad, Mark Edwards, ahead of Fathers Day, who has his hands full over the next few weeks as Durban comes alive with a multitude of fabulous events. Mark is on the organising team of [...]

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