21 April 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Winston Churchill Theatre claims its status as a music hub, by collaborating in bringing music to the people. “The aim is to develop an interest and appreciation of live music, take artists back to their communities to create new young audiences for their craft whilst mentoring and being good role models to the young” says Lu Dlamini, creative director at The Headroom and coordinator for the Headroom- Concerts S.A events.
The Headroom in collaboration with The Winston Churchill Theatre showcases music performances supported by Concerts SA, an initiative that receive financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway.
Concerts S.A Works with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, including initiatives like The Headroom as one of its partners in KZN.
This project started in three provinces, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape and slowly grew into other provinces, the continent and the diaspora through the Mobility fund initiative and word of mouth by artists, venues and promoters who have benefited in one way or the other.
Friday the 21st of April will see the Winston Churchill Theatre coming alive once again. The day’s program will start with a lunchtime performance by the popular KZN duo of “Qadasi no Maqhinga”. These two are a beautiful example of what’s possible in a culturally cohesive society. Entertaining and sharing their stories in the afternoon, this event will be primarily for invited school children.
The evening performance will see a true son of the Pietermaritzburg soil, Themba Mokoena, on stage.
Affectionally known as “Bra T”, Themba is originally from Sobantu Township. South Africa’s legendary lead guitarist was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural “Backing Vocal and Session Music Awards”.
“I have travelled around the world. I have made my mark and I believe now it is time to go back home to pass on the knowledge I acquired over the years, to the younger generation”.
The opening act for Bra T’s show will be Lindo Hadebe. A former backing vocalist to the likes of Malaika and Mafikizolo, Hadebe has successfully made the move to being a frontman/ lead vocalist. Born in Pietermaritzburg, he is back home grooming his talent further, at the same time sharing his experiences of the industry with artists in his community.
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. With funding support from Concerts SA, this Headroom-Concerts SA 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 http://concertssa.co.za, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConcertsSA.
Date: 21 April 2017
Time: 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Venue: Winston Churchill Theatre, 2 Leinster Rd, Pietermaritzburg
Phone: 033 392 2264