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FEYA FAKU’S JAZZ QUINTET

Feya Faku Fezile was born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, a town often referred to as a Jazz Academy that brought forth a great number of jazz musicians. This accomplished musician studied music at University of Natal with Darius Bareback and graduated with a University Diploma in Jazz Studies. He has performed with a Great number of South African musician …

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WHO BUYS VINYL

Who really buys vinyl? The answer will surprise you. Middle-aged men are snapping up classic albums by Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac for their music collections, leaving hipsters out in the cold. By Julian Mash The vinyl revival has been hard to miss. While sales of CDs continue to fall, the 12inch record appears to have come back from the …

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CINZIA MILANI

Cinzia graces Glenshiel with an exquisite programme of solo classical guitar with works by Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazzolla, Ramirez, Mario Casteinuova-Tedesco, Gaspar Sanz, Oscar Casares and Francisco Tarrega. Five centuries of music in one glorious afternoon. This is going to be really special. Cinzia’s CDs will be on sale. Date: Sunday 14th June Time: 3:30 for 4:00pm Venue: Glenshiel, …

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CINDY ALTER

Cindy Alter performs on Thursday night in our Good Luck Bar at 1Fox, followed by an open mic session. FREE ENTRANCE. Bar open for happy hour from 5pm, music from 7pm. Cindy is a proudly South African, internationally-successful, chart topping, multi-million album-selling singer songwriter. As front lady of bands including Clout, Zia and Alter Irving, Cindy spent 15 years living …

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STANLEY BEER YARD

They have a country band called Them Particles – an upbeat country music group – playing on Saturday, and on Friday night it’s Charles Lenorded on the decks playing the best old school vinyl.

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RED HOT JAZZ: CAMERON WARD

Coming from the backstreets of the disadvantaged community of Lotus River on the Cape Flats, Cameron Ward arguably one of the most versatile guitarist of his generation with a beautiful tone, great improvisational ideas and superb speed. Having performed with the world’s most renowned artists such as Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Vusi Mahlasela, Ziggy Marley and inspired by guitarist Jimmy …

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MORENA: THE SQUIRE FAITH ALIVE

The incredibly talented television presenter and producer, Morena -The Squire has officially released his much anticipated new single, FAITH ALIVE. Having left our television screens after a decade successful run, The Squire has since been working on his music venture. It came as a surprise when the whole of South Africa discovered that Morena Sefatsa is more talented than he …

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GUITAR GIANTS

Featuring original compositions from a collection of the finest guitar players in South Africa, including: Madala Kunene, Guy Buttery, Ben Badenhorst, Lerato Lichaba, Tessa Ziegler and Richard Bruyns. Their warm sounds will wander through our grassy amphitheatre beneath a sunny Winter sky. The concert will be held amidst the NIROX Winter 2015 with over 60 outdoor sculptures on display by …

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NINA SIMONE

Nina Simone – and her music – defied easy summary. Brian Morton charts the extraordinary life and genre-defying music of the electrifying performer responsible for such timeless classica as My Baby Just Cares for Me and Mississippi Goddam. The boundaries of Nina Simone’s hometown were set by picking a point near North Carolina’s southern border and drawing a circle with …

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GANGS of BALLET to SUPPORT ONEREPUBLIC on SA TOUR

Big Concerts confirmed today that Gangs of Ballet will support OneRepublic on their Native South African tour dates performing in Johannesburg on the 19th June 2015 at The Dome and Cape Town on 21st June 2015 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Gangs of Ballet released their debut self-titled EP in March 2012 with hit singles ‘Breaking the Silence’ and ‘This …