Discipline of Music

13th African Cultural Calabash & African Cuisine

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Howard College Theatre
238 Mazisi Kunene Rd
Glenwood, Durban, 4041
South Africa
R80 (non-students) |R50 (students)
Zama Thuli

Press Release:

University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Arts  – African Music Project Presents:

  • Event: 13th African Cultural Calabash & African Cuisine
  • Theme: Our Culture, Our Pride
  • Date: 12th October, 2018
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Venue: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Theatre
  • Admission: R80 (non-students); 50 (students)
  • Tickets: Thulile Zama UKZN Jazz Centre – 031-2603385 or Ayanda Mtshali (AMD Cultural Calabash Team Rep) 0728274137
  • For more information contact: Dr. Patricia Opondo  – Email: opondop@ukzn.ac.za

The UKZN’s African Music and Dance team is once again proud to present its 13th Annual African Cultural Calabash on 12 October 2018 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Theatre embracing the theme Our Culture, Our Pride. This year’s theme celebrates pride taken by celebrating and promoting African cultural heritage, which cultivates a spirit of becoming greater human beings by maintaining traditions and customs especially through music and dance. Come celebrate with us and experience rich culture aligned with an enthralling breath-taking concert and flavoursome tasty cuisine that will leave you rejuvenated and eager for more.

The concert features a line-up of KZN born artists that consists of various music and dance traditions showcasing African creativity. UKZN AMD Ensemble students will open the concert with a vibrant percussion piece to welcome the guests with an African feel. Eshowe born griot Mbuso Khoza, will begin with a Kiswahili prayer chant to connect us with African spirits followed by Amahubo repertoire with the KZN Heritage Ensemble. Next will be KZN’s Maskandi maestro Mfiliseni Magubane who will grace us with oozing maturity in his signature vocal timbre accompanied by his Maskandi guitar. UKZN Alumni from the African Music Program and with a Choreomundus: International Master in Dance, Knowledge and Heritage, Ms. Thabile Buthelezi will be this year’s Guest Speaker, and she will be pouring words of wisdom and empowerment. To swing on the sounds of beautiful harmonies of contemporary S’cathamiya will be Thee Legacy, a group that rose to stardom through Sing Off South Africa!, and lastly to close-off the show will be Amaphikankani a male only hostel group from KwaMashu performing Isishameni that will leave the stage in flames.

It wouldn’t be an African Cultural Calabash extravaganza without the taste of African Cuisine that will leave your taste buds with an unforgettable sensation. Kenyan Pilau Sukuma wiki, samp, tripe, isigwaqane, nhloko, steamed bread, breyani and a variety of vegetarian dishes and salads will be served. There will be something for all palettes.

All this goodness of African music, dance, cuisine for only R80 and R50 student concessions The Calabash event/extravaganza happens only once a year in Durban, so don’t miss out. Get your tickets right away and come celebrate Our Culture, Our Pride!!

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