Durban get ready as the Durban World Music Festival hits our shores to bring you a host of local and international acts in what is to be one of the biggest beach experiences of the year.
The Durban World Music Festival which is to be held between March 27 and April 3 has been dedicated to master Durban guitarist Syd Kitchen. The festival showcases a series of concerts that celebrates different genres of music which kicks off with the The Legends Concert, which showcases the long-awaited official reunion of musical icons of yesteryear The Flames who will share the stage with German jazz sensation Jazzanova Live feat Paul Randolph (Germany), Drummers of Burundi, Maisha, Kholwa Brothers, Shabalala Rhythm as well as one of South Africa’s most celebrated sons Johnny Clegg.
Beach fever will definitely set in on the second-leg of the festival with the extraordinary Rock Da Beach presented by Mr Price and East Coast Radio. The electrifying event which features a host of different music genres including House, RnB, Dubstep and HipHop will be headlined by Edward Maya; the man behind chart-topping Billboard hit Stereo Love. The non-stop 12-hour party will feature thirty deejays performing on three stages while people dance day into night. Internationally –renowned Romanian producer, songerwriter, performer Maya will share the stage with the UK’s Danny Rampling, Liquideep, who caught the attention of the nation with the track Fairytale, Fresh who released his 24th house album last year and DJ Euphonik who is at the cutting edge of the house music scene. They will be supported by the likes of Roger Goode, Lady Lea, Pixie Bennett, Deon Govender, Dre, the Mother City’s Niskerone, Tyronne Scott, NightVision and Veranda Panda.
The Durban World Music Festival closes on a high note, celebrating the smooth sounds of a myriad of musos at a Sunday jazz session, Jazz da Beach which showcases Grammy award winner Hugh Masekela, who will be joined by UK big name Grammy nominated guitarist Ronny Jordan and South African’s pre-eminent female vocalist Judith Sephuma. Concert-goers can also enjoy the sounds of Heels over Head, Just Friends Friends feat Khaya Dlamini, John Manuel, Natalie Rungan as well as festival collaboration GuitaAfrika with Steve Newman (SA), Eric Triton (Mauritius) and Alhousseini.
Tickets are available at COMPUTICKET for R110 or at the door for R150.
The Socialite is giving away two sets of tickets to the Jazz and Rock Da Beach festival days and all you have to do to enter is leave us a comment below on which artist you’ll be looking forward to seeing perform along with your email address or pop us an email with your answer and details to firstname.lastname@example.org Competition closes Friday 1 April.
Three days. Three genres. Three parties you wouldn’t want to miss. Hope to see you all there…