Zakifo Music Festival

22 May 19

BILLY SUTER reports that a variety of gigs in and around Durban are planned for the next seven days – including a celebration of bass guitar at UKZN.

20 May 19

The last time I attended the multi-day music festival Zakifo was in 2017. The internationally-renowned vibe starter changed location the following year, along with adopting a manageable programme that saw different acts slotted at different venues around the city, allowing for an exploration of the music, and of the lifeline of Duban — its people. […]

04 Apr 19

the Goethe-Institut is proud to present the first ever Southern African tour of German techno-brass sensation MEUTE. MEUTE is a ground-breaking brass ensemble that combines hypnotic driving techno and expressive brass band music, freeing electronic music from the DJ desk and overhauling the image of marching bands. After only two years on the scene, the […]

13 Feb 19

BILLY SUTER reports that US singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harper will start his June South African tour with an afternoon concert at Durban’s Botanic Gardens.

21 Nov 18

Recently, we were invited to attend a launch event for a musical festival circuit called IGODA, which means “knot” or “bind together” in isiZulu. The circuit features 5 festivals hosted in various parts of Southern Africa, from South Africa to Mozambique and even Reunion Island. The 5 festivals collaborate to bring us impeccable and standardized […]

07 Sep 18
Njabulo Mngadi

In life we go through many unpredicted circumstances that break our spirits in pieces and make us see life differently. We often ask ourselves if there is something that could heal that one thing we are experiencing that time. Sun Xa Experiment band is just a remedy to all that. Musicians has been using music […]

23 May 18

BILLY SUTER with his weekly gig guide. Gigs in and around Durban include another MiTH event in Hilton and the return of a great Eric Clapton tribute show by Rusty Red and pals.

22 May 18
Triple M Entertainment

BY: MARTIN MYERS Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse is fondly known as the ‘Legend’ and his boundless work energy show no signs of slowing down. Last weekend, he and his band played the Azgo Festival in Maputo and this weekend he appears at the Zakifo Festival in Durban, then the Bassline Festival at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg […]

10 May 18
The Ulwazi Programme

Kuzoshisa izikhotha ubumnandi eThekwini kusukela mhlaka 25 kuya ku-27 May 2018 emcimbini womculo odumile iZakifo Music Festival ozobe ukuleli dolobha ihlandla lesine. Lo mcimbi uhlelelwe ukwenzeka eBAT Centre, eViews at Twenty5,  naseBlue Lagoon Beach okuyizindawo ezaziwa kakhulu eThekwini. Lo mcimbi uzovula ngekhonsathi yokuqoqela imali iNelson Mandela Foundation eBAT Centre lapho khona umculi odumile wakuleli uSipho […]

02 May 18
Department Of Arts And Culture

Wozani maÁfrica Amahle. Sons and Daughters of the Soil.We are calling you to join us in celebrating Africa Month from 1 – 31 May. This  year’s theme is “The Year of Nelson Mandela: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”. The Department of Arts and Culture invites all of the people in the Republic […]

18 Apr 18

BILLY SUTER reports on the lineup for Durban’s fourth annual Zakifo Music Festival in May. Among acts are hit-maker Aloe Blaccc and local legend Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse.