Natalie Rungan, Ma’Afrika, KZN Heritage Ensemble @Winston Churchill Theatre

Friday, 24 March
On 24 March The Headroom, supported by Concerts SA, will once again collaborate with Pietermaritzburg’s Winston Churchill Theatre in bringing to town the beautiful sounds of one of South Africa’s great Jazz and R‘nB talents, Natalie Rungan.
As a little girl Natalie unearthed her life’s dream while singing hymns in church. This Durban born singer/song-writer, who is a firm believer in prayer and hard work, penned and produced her long awaited debut album, “Love Is”, which was four years in the making, with SAMA award-winner Ernie Smith. This album became a Contemporary Jazz homage to the purity and realities of love. “My music expresses my thoughts and ideas about the many truths and faces of what I believe love and life to be”.
Natalie will be supported by Pietermaritzburg based Ma’frika who have been delighting audiences since 2002. Their sound is influenced by musical forms such as Kwela, African Folk Music, Jazz and Soul.
Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with artist owned initiatives like The Headroom as one of the partnering companies in KZN, musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals.
This 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 Churchill Theatre coming alive as a music hub with this program which aims to encourage appreciation for local music through concerts and workshop elements for school children and the community. These events are aimed at bringing families and the community at large together, in its diversity.
The day starts with a theatre experience for the invited schools at 1pm, by The KZN Heritage Ensemble, led and produced by Mbuso Khoza.
The Headroom is a KZN, artist-run organic brand whose success stories are based on hard work and the creation of a loyal audience from the province, the entire country and from other neighbouring countries. Supported by the Concerts SA, this Headroom – Concerts S.A collaboration aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. Develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools or community theatres/halls.
For more information please visit our website, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter or like us on Facebook.
Daytime Show for schools:
Friday 24 March
Time: 13.30
Evening Show
Time: 19.30
Price: R50
Address: The Winston Churchill Theatre, 2 Leinster Rd., Pietermaritzburg
Tickets at the door.

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