We just heard the news that local muso, David Jenkins otherwise known as ‘Qadasi’ has been selected to open for Johnny Clegg this weekend. Check it out…
The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert ft Johnny Clegg this Sunday, 14 July will be supported by none other than Qadasi. 21 Year old David Jenkins, also known by many as “Qadasi”, meaning ‘white person’ in isiZulu, hails from Empangeni and is a proficient singer, guitarist, banjo and concertina player.
As a young white boy with such a passionate interest in an African culture, public reactions were unpredictable, however, with the overwhelming support of his family and friends he was encouraged to continue his passion in both the culture and music. David and the ‘Qadasi’ band are on a quest to bring back traditional Zulu Maskandi music, however, also bringing in a fusion of traditional and more contemporary styles.
David later studied well know Johnny Clegg’s technique, and together with that of other popular Zulu musicians, successfully mastered the technique of playing the traditional Zulu style of music.
Catch Qadasi as well as Johnny Clegg live this weekend at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za
Tickets prices: R150 pre-sold, R180 on the day.
Kids between 8-12 pay R50, kids under eight are free. All children are welcome at the KidZone for some extra fun and games.
Drinks, cooler boxes and picnic baskets are welcome.
Gates open at 13h00 for pre-sales, 13h30 for on the day sales, and show starts at 14h30.