Brenda Mtambo To Entertain At SPAR Women’s Challenge

19th June, 2019|Music, Sport|

Jonsson Kings Park Stadium: Sunday 23 June This year, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SPAR Women’s Challenge 10/5km, much-loved ‘soul sister’ Brenda Mtambo will take to the stage to entertain the crowds on Sunday 23 June at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium outer fields. Mtambo is known for her powerful, soulful voice, having sung [...]

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2019 Jongosi Youth Programme Released

13th June, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival: Friday 13 September Bookings are now open for the 2019 Jongosi Youth programme at the Hilton Arts Festival. The full programme and all details are available on www.hiltonfestival.co.za . Jongosi takes place on the first day of the annual Hilton Arts Festival – 13 September this year – in the grounds of [...]

The Matchume-Mashiloane Project

13th June, 2019|Music|

Matchume from Maputo and Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane from Durban explore new musical horizons Nzango Artist Residency and iSupport Creative Business present the Ponte-Maputo Durban project, a unique exchange opportunity involving two musicians and a photographer taking place throughout the month of June. The two musicians, multi-instrumentalist Matchume and pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane, will be spending [...]

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Mostly Mozart

13th June, 2019|Music|

KZNPO Winter Season Week Three – “Mostly Mozart” Durban City Hall: Thursday 13 June – 7.30pm GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Sodi Braide, noted young British born pianist of Nigerian parentage, is caught playing on the magnificent Steinway piano in Durban’s City Hall for the first time ahead of his performance with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra [...]

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Trumpeter Lungani Gumede @ The Rainbow

12th June, 2019|Music|

Saturday 15 June Rainbow Restaurant and Concerts SA present the Lungani Gumede Quintet in Concert- this Saturday, 15 June. We might have seen the last of The Rainbow’s legendary Sunday afternoon concerts for a while but we are blessed to have trumpeter Lungani Gumede leading a quintet of some of Durban's finest onto The Rainbow [...]

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All At Sea With The KZNPO

10th June, 2019|Music|

World Oceans Day Week three: Durban City Hall: Thursday 13 June Acclaimed Japanese conductor, Maestro Yasuo Shinozaki, is pictured with Simiso Radebe, first violinist with the KZNPO on the steam tug Ulundi at the Port Natal Maritime Museum in honour of Saturday June 9, being World Oceans Day, which is a sustainable development goal supported [...]

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KZNPO Winter Season Line-Up

5th June, 2019|Music|

Weeks two and three: Durban City Hall: 6 and 13 June Yasuo Shinozaki, the acclaimed Japanese maestro, returns to the podium for the second and third concert programmes of the KZNPO Winter season taking place every Thursday in the Durban City Hall. Repertoire to be enjoyed on 6 June includes: Weber’s atmospherically charged overture to [...]

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Debbie Mari @ The Jazzy Rainbow

5th June, 2019|Music|

Friday 14 June The Jazzy Rainbow, part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which fosters love and support for live music in our communities, presents vocalist and pianist Debbie Mari at The Jazzy Rainbow on Friday 14 June. Debbie Mari is a lecturer in the Jazz Studies programme at the University of KwaZulu-Nata, School of [...]

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Music To Remember The Fallen

5th June, 2019|Music|

KZNPO Winter Season line-up Weeks two and three: Durban City Hall: 6 and 13 June Photo by Doctor Ngcobo Acclaimed Japanese maestro Yasuo Shinozaki, prepares for Thursday evening’s KZN Philharmonic Orchestra’s Winter Symphony Season concert by contemplating those who lost their lives in the Great War by visiting the Durban City Cenotaph war memorial near [...]

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Suite 415 Presents Baroque Concert

3rd June, 2019|Music|

Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg: 9 June at 12pm PMB: A glorious late Autumn afternoon concert of wonderful Baroque music performed by Suite 415 will be held at the Tatham art gallery on Sunday 9 June from 12pm. Suite 415 comprises an affiliation of some of the province’s most accomplished and respected classical and Baroque musicians: [...]

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Trombonist Siyalo Zulu Live In Concert

30th May, 2019|Music|

@ The Jazzy Rainbow Friday 7 June The Jazzy Rainbow, part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which fosters love and support for live music in our communities, presents trombonist and composer Siyalo Zulu at The Jazzy Rainbow on Friday 7 June. Originally from Pietermaritzburg, Zulu has taken the opportunity to play music with various [...]

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BANDUSTRY Sessions

28th May, 2019|Music|

BANDUSTRY sessions in collaboration with Concerts SA and Zakifo 28 May & 30 May 28 May / 1-3pm / The Bat Centre 28 May / 7-10pm / Curiocity / Eat the Stage Before the Stage Eats You 30 May / 7-10pm / The Charlatan / Women in Music Bandustry presents three interactive sessions this week [...]

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Winter Is Coming…..

27th May, 2019|Music|

KZNPO Winter Season: 30 May – 20 June Concert One – Durban City Hall Thursday 30 May at 7.30pm The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (KZNPO) proudly opens its four-concert 2019 Winter Season this week, which runs in the Durban City Hall every Thursday from 30 May to 20 June, each concert starting at 7.30pm. Conductor Lykele [...]

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Zakifo Philosophy Echoes Africa Day

25th May, 2019|Music|

Today marks Africa Day, the celebration of the creation of the union of Africa on 25 May 1963. This day commemorates cultural diversity across the African continent. Understanding that “Music is the language of us all”, the Zakifo Music Festival supports everything the African union strives for, with a diverse line up from musical artists. [...]

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Listen Up: Zakifo On Vibe fm

23rd May, 2019|Music|

Nipho Hurd from Zakifo Music Festival and Sands, Afro soul singer from Swaziland look forward to chatting to Lucky Cele from Mzansi Arts Development Ensemble about the awesome, upcoming Zakifo Festival tomorrow at 10.15 on Vibe fm

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Meute Marches To Jozi Beat

23rd May, 2019|Music|

Zakifo Music Festival 24 May - 01 June 2019 Meute, the 11-piece techno marching band from Hamburg, Germany, surprised and delighted lunch hour commuters in Braamfontein today with a flash-mob style guerrilla gig. Meute is a ground-breaking brass ensemble that combines hypnotic driving techno and expressive brass band music. They are due to give a [...]

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Reedman McCoy Mrubata Visits KwaZulu-Natal To Celebrate Africa Day

14th May, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents three performances by one of South Africa’s favourite saxophone players, McCoy Mrubata, as part of a weekend of Africa Day celebrations. Mrubata and his band will be performing on Friday 24 May at The Chairman in Durban, Saturday 25 May at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale and [...]

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German Techno Marching Band For Zakifo Music Festival

14th May, 2019|Music|

Zakifo Music Festival 24 May - 01 June 2019 Meute, an 11-piece techno marching band from Hamburg, Germany, is one of the headline acts at this year’s Zakifo Music Festival taking place over two consecutive weekends from 24 May until 1 June with a series of intimate pop-up bespoke concerts in venues in and around [...]

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Double Bill Pleasure At The Rainbow

10th May, 2019|Music|

Lindigo and Ilima, Sunday 26 May Zakifo Music Festival, in conjunction with Concerts SA, brings the island sounds of Reunion based outfit, Lindigo, and South Africa’s Ilima band together for your listening pleasure. The music style of Maloya is Reunion Island’s vibrant symbol of creole culture whose strident vocal calls, chanted responses and complex percussion [...]

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Rene Tshiakanyi Sings For Mothers’ Day

7th May, 2019|Music|

Fusion Café, Musgrave: 11 May After a successful national musical tour, Charming French-Congolese singer and balladeer Rene Tshiakanyi will be performing on Saturday 11 May in a special Mother’s Day concert. He is teaming up with renown Chef Shaun Smith from Fusion French Cafe for a Concert in the (Car) Park at Silvervause Centre, Musgrave. [...]

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Calling All Teachers Of The Arts

7th May, 2019|Art, Markets & Fairs, Music, Theatre|

Hilton Arts Festival Hilton College: 13 – 15 September Jongosi Youth Day CALLING ALL TEACHERS OF THE ARTS!! Would you like your school / drama students to spend a day seeing three different productions, taking part in interactive workshops, attending arts related talks and debates, immersing themselves in visual arts and crafts as well as [...]

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Maswitsi Band Live

2nd May, 2019|Music|

In Concert at The Jazzy Rainbow Friday 10 May This performance by the Maswitsi Band 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, [...]

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Linda Tshabalala National Tour

2nd May, 2019|Music|

In association with Concerts SA, saxophonist Linda Tshabalala presents her first national tour, in anticipation of her upcoming debut album. Impelling the growth of jazz female instrumentalists in South Africa, Linda Tshabalala is a jazz saxophonist from Daveyton, Benoni. Following the opening leg of her national tour in Cape Town in January, Tshabalala will be [...]

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Freedom Day

29th April, 2019|Art, Music, Other|

Freedom Day, we remember the first South African democratic elections held exactly 25 years ago, in 1994. Pictured with Bafana Mkhize’s iconic wooden sculpture, entitled Voting honouring the 1994 election, is Nipho Hurd, part of the Zakifo Music Festival organising team. The artwork is part of the Durban Art Gallery permanent collection, and Nipho is [...]

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Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble Horn Hang Up Concert

10th April, 2019|Music|

The Rainbow’s Big Send-Off Sunday 28 April It’s a bittersweet jol at The Rainbow on Sunday 28 April. It is our great regret to mention that two of the eleven-strong Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble music gurus have decided to retire as active musos in the music industry. Mr Moses Sefatsa, tenor saxophonist, and vocalist Adolph Kunene- [...]

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