Friday 24 February
The Headroom have joined forces with Pietermaritzburg’s Winston Churchill Theatre to expand the music circuit in KZN. Following a successful activation of live music in KZN music venues, and a school circuit programme which saw music performed at a number of Ethekwini Municipality schools, Pietermaritzburg will now be included. Places like The Valley of a Thousand Hills, Engonyameni, Edanganya, Magabheni, all the way down to the lower South Coast in places like Esayidi, Umzimkhulu, and Amahlongwa have been visited.
Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, including initiatives like The Headroom as one of its partners in KZN, the project aims to 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.
Echoed by the Headroom team, Concerts SA’s Violet Maila says, “the Concerts SA project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools”.
The last Friday of the month will see the Winston Churchil Theatre coming alive as a music hub with this programme with a schools programme as well as a public performance.
The evening public performance will see the piano artistry of Andile Yenana.
Andile Yenana is a well-travelled award winning jazz pianist, composer and producer who has played with the late Zim Ngqawana, Steve Dyer and various other local and international jazz artists. He played the Cape Town Jazz Festival in 2003. Andile was also part of Abdullah Ibrahim’s Mbombela orchestra. In 2006 Andile performed a duet with Zim Mgqawana in Paris’s “City de la Musique (Lavallette)” He has two albums to his credit.
Competence-building and skills development are also key objectives of this programme, and emerging band will be the opening at every evening event. Our opening act this February is Siyabonga Zulu and his band Tutti Grooves, a young outfit from Pietermaritzburg. These intimate evening events are aimed at bringing families and our diverse communities together.
Date: 24 February
Phone: 033 392 2264
Winston Churchill Theatre
2 Leinster Rd, Pietermaritzburg