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Deaf Rajbal top act at fundraiser

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Darren Rajbal may be deaf, but this doesn’t affect this rhythm.

File picture - The winner of SA's Got Talent 2009, the deaf Hip Hop dancer Darren Rajbal . Darren will feature as one of the performers at The Unforgettable Experience at Sibaya Casino, an event hosted by the KZN Blind and Deaf Society to demonstrate the talents possessed by those visually and hearing impaired. ( Photo/Cobus Bodenstein.). Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

He achieved national fame when he won SA’s Got Talent and the grand prize of R250 000 in 2009.

On Saturday night this talented 21-year-old hip-hop dancer from Durban will feature as one of the performers at The Unforgettable Experience at Sibaya Casino, an event hosted by the KZN Blind and Deaf Society to demonstrate the talents possessed by those visually and hearing impaired.

Rajbal will be accompanied by Leandra Moodley, a 15-year-old from Phoenix, who also loves dancing and has dreamed of dancing with Rajbal from the time she saw him on SA’s Got Talent.

“He inspires me to be better because I can hear but I can’t dance as well as he does,” she said.

Moodley, who met Rajbal in person three weeks ago, said she had been trying to trace her role-model down for ages. She used Facebook as a channel to connect with Rajbal and tonight she will experience her dream come true as she dances with him at The Unforgettable Experience.

Today he will share the stage with legendary singer Stephen Kekana, who was visually impaired since the age of five, and many others. The Unforgettable Experience will start at 7.30pm at Sibaya Casino’s Izulu Theatre and tickets for the show are R100 at Computicket.

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