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The Soundtrack of Resistance

Using music as a form of resistance and healing has been very much on my mind lately, in both my professional and “civilian” lives.

As previously mentioned, I work for a performing arts organization. 880 more words

Historic concerts in the gardens

On August 30 the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series makes history, when both the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and the Walter Sisulu National Garden will host performances by iconic South Africa artists.  382 more words

“You’re not South African, are you?!” – or how Vipassana, the Rainbow Nation and our treatment of animals all became interconnected!

It was one of these experiences that I keep craving for, ever since I’ve started travelling and encountering new cultures. I was one of maybe 5 white people in a sea of thousands of black South Africans, who came out on this wonderful last winter day to the (free) Jazz in the Park event. 1,452 more words


Enjoy an intimate evening with an SA music icon

THE Barnyard Theatre at Gateway is hosting five intimate performances with Johnny Clegg, from August 25 to 29.  Durban audiences will have a rare opportunity to interact with this South African icon, who is set to receive an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II, as he performs an up-close-and-personal acoustic show. 684 more words


Concord still flying after all these years

Having worked with internationally renowned artists such as Abdullah Ibrahim, Zim Ngqawana, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri and Johnny Clegg just to mention a few; Concord Nkabinde can be hailed as a musical legend in his own right. 2,486 more words

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Desert Island Discs

I have only ever listened to one ‘Desert Island Discs’ episode in my life. That is to say, I have only ever listened to one… 1,290 more words

A fact you can't eVoid

Between travels, we were able to take in a concert by eVoid once again at Putney’s Half Moon, and as usual, I couldn’t resist looking for historical links. 536 more words