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18th Annual African Cultural Calabash – A Celebration of New Horizons – Imvunge Entsha

Press release:

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Theatre

Friday, 17th November 2023, 7:00 PM

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – The heartbeat of Africa resonates through the vibrant rhythms and melodies of the 18th ANNUAL AFRICAN CULTURAL CALABASH festival, presented by the African Music Project at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. This year’s edition promises an exhilarating journey into NEW HORIZONS – IMVUNGE ENTSHA, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of African music and culture.

Prepare to be mesmerized as the stage comes alive with performances by acclaimed artists, including the soulful sounds of LILYFAITH, the lyrical maskanda guitarist MATSHITSHI, the infectious energy of isicathamiya legends NYUSWA HOME BOYS, the captivating moves of CROCODILE GUMBOOT DANCER, and the powerful ensemble performance by IKUSASA LETHU – UKZN AMD Ensemble.

Howard College Theatre will be transformed into a haven of African rhythms, where every note tells a story and every dance move is a celebration of heritage. The 18th Annual African Cultural Calabash promises an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts, cultural aficionados, and anyone seeking a taste of the extraordinary.

As the beats fade, the celebration continues with an indulgent feast of traditional African cuisine. Savor the flavours of usu (tripe), inhloko (cow head), samp, amadumbe, succulent beef, flavorful chicken, spinach, butternut and refreshing salads. It’s a culinary journey that mirrors the diversity and richness of African culture.

Gig Listing

UKZN, Centre for Jazz and Popular Music

Friday, 17th November 2023

Howard College Theatre, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Time: 7:00 PM

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this cultural extravaganza! Book your tickets now for the 18th Annual African Cultural Calabash.

For bookings and more information, please contact: Dr. P A Opondo – Email: opondop@ukzn.ac.za and Thulile Zama -Phone: 0312603385

Join us as we embark on a journey of rhythm, melody, and flavor, celebrating the NEW HORIZONS – IMVUNGE ENTSHA at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Get ready for an evening that transcends boundaries and unites hearts through the power of African music, dance, and cuisine.

Tickets are R100, Students and Pensioners: R70


Nov 17 2023


5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: Nov 17 2023
  • Time: 7:00 am
Centre for Jazz & Popular Music


Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
University of KwaZulu-Natal, 238 Mazisi Kunene Rd, Glenwood, Durban, 4041