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lSt Clements, 191 Musgrave Rd, Berea, hosts Rowan Stuart with original acoustic alternative music. 7pm for 7.30pm. R50. Call 031 202 2511.
lThe Corner Café, 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood, presents Nje, meaning “just” in Zulu, with The Wilderness Act. 6pm to 8pm. Free. Call 031 201 0219.
lKrakatoa Show Bar, Sibaya Casino, Sibaya Drive, uMhlanga Rocks, hosts bhangra music with DJ Elvis and the Durban Desi Crew, featuring DJs Sandesh, Reckless and Anesh. Women must be over 21 and men over 23. 10pm. R60. Call 031 580 5170.
lRiverside Hotel and Spa presents “Thank Goodness it’s Friday” at 10 Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North. Gather round the pool and enjoy live music. 4pm to 8pm. Call 031 563 0600.
lAroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) roads, Morningside, presents Murphy. 6pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lKaraoke at the Horse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd (Northway), Durban North, with DJ Tony. 8pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lAudio Anarchy at Jackie Horner, 47 Davenport Road, Durban. Check out Avidity, Rum ‘n Monkey, Joni P and friends. Call 031 202 9192.
lUber-cool dance valley pre-party. Get a taste of what to expect at Splashy Fen. 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood. With Niskerone featuring Miki San, Donny Long, Mad Love, Veranda Panda, Jay Tweek, Drone 375, Joni P, Mad Love and PsyAndy and more. R60 until 10pm, R80 for girls and R100 for guys thereafter. Call 012 326 0560.
luShaka Marine World, 1 Bell St, presents Dane Francis, guitarist, producer and studio engineer. 6pm to 10pm. Call 031 328 8000.
lFree live music at Palm Court, Gateway Theatre of Shopping (weather permitting). 7 to 10pm. Call 031 566 2332.
lFlower Power Party at Origin, 9 Clark Rd, Lower Glenwood. Stereotype and Psy Dev will be joined by Icarus, Funky B, Funky G, MD, Marquis Mark, Woody and more. R60 until 10pm, R80 for women and R100 for men thereafter.
Call 012 326 0560.
lDurban International Convention Centre, 45 Bram Fischer Rd, presents ZEE Bollywood Nite with Indian playback singer Javed Ali joined by dancer Shakti Mohan. 7pm. R150 to R1 000 at Computicket. Call 031 360 1000.
lThe Rainbow Restaurant and Jazz Club, Shop 6, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown, presents Musical Democracy featuring Burton Naidoo's Musical Democracy quintet, Tanga Pasi (band from Zimbabwe), Dr Fly and the Nurses and Napalma (Brazil/ Mozambique/ South Africa). 1pm. R40. Call 031 702 9161.
lJoe Cool’s, 137 Lower OR Tambo Parade (Marine Parade), presents Sunday Sessions with DJ Punch, DJ Mark, DJ Daniel and more. 3pm. Free before 7pm, women enter free all night. Call 031 368 2858.
lAroma, cnr Problem Mkhize (Cowey) and Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) rds, presents Murphy. 2pm. Free. Safe parking. Call 031 309 6046.
lHorse ‘n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827.
lThe Oyster Box, The Oyster Bar, 2 Lighthouse Rd, uMhlanga, presents the sultry sounds of Wallace Nock until Friday. 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
Call 031 514 5000.
lJazz with Lola and friends at Club Casa Nostra, 170 Florida Rd, Morningside. 7pm. Bookings: 031 312 6434.
lThe Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (UKZN, Howard College), Mazisi Kunene Rd (King George Ave), level 2, Shepstone, presents piano maestro Melvin Peters. 6pm. R35, pensioners R20 and students R10. Call Thuli at 031 260 3385.
lHorse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda Rd, Durban North, hosts Steve Fataar and friends. 7pm. Call Steve or Tyrone at 083 474 5689.
lSplashy Fen Farm, Underberg, KZN, presents the 24th music festival running until Monday. Line-up includes Micasa, Gazelle and inviZAble, Gangs of Ballet, Ard Matthews, Veranda Panda, Manuvah to Land, City Bowl Mizers and more music acts as well as a comedy showcase on Sunday and much more. R575 at Computicket. Call 031 563 0824.
l Horse ’n’ Hound, Kenneth Kaunda (Northway) Rd, Durban North, hosts one-man band Robbie Dalton. 7pm. Free. Call 031 564 5827
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GIG OF THE WEEK:
IF rich vocals, catchy vibes }and intelligent lyrics interest you, then be sure to get down to Bluestockings tonight as Zimbabwean national treasure, Tanga Pasi, will be performing.
Having just taken first place in the provincial Chibuku Road to Fame competition in Gwanda, the band travelled to South Africa. This is their second trip to Durban, after making an impact last year during the international COP17 event, when they headlined a two-week cultural festival at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Tanga Pasi consists of five members: Sinini Ngwenya on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Pamela Ngwenya on vocals, keyboard and wind instruments, Blessing Shamu on bass guitar, Mthakazelwa Nyathi on lead guitar and Caleb Dube on drums.
During their last tour to Durbs, the band received hearty welcomes from diverse audiences, who appreciated their fusion of reggae, Afro-jazz, folk, rock, kalanga rhythms and traditional Ndebele harmonies.
Tanga Pasi (meaning “starting from scratch”) started life as an a capella group in the western border town of Plumtree in June 2009, when Ngwenya gathered together a few friends in the dusty rural village of Ngwana. With little employment or entertainment in the area, Ngwenya decided to try to get the guys to learn to sing together and play guitars.
From these optimistic beginnings, Tanga Pasi are crafting new music. With a contemporary yet culturally grounded feel, they fuse styles, rhythms and instruments.
• Catch Tanga Pasi at Bluestockings tonight, 6 Dan Pienaar, Rd, Kloof. 7.30pm. R60. Bookings: Narene 083 659 3628. – Tonight Reporter