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TO­DAY Zolani Ra­fuza Quin­tet ZOLANI Ra­fuza learned how to play mu­sic, re­ceiv­ing mu­sic lessons at pri­mary school, start­ing with clas­si­cal pi­ano at the age of 7. He picked up the drums at age 10 and re­ceived lessons from some lo­cal drum­mers around East London. But it was only when he at­tended the an­nual Gra­ham­stown Na­tional Youth Jazz Fes­ti­val with the Stir­ling High School Big Band that he fell in love with jazz mu­sic. Hav­ing ac­quired a taste for jazz mu­sic, he re­ceived tute­lage from South African jazz gui­tarist Lu­lama Goulana and the late drummer, Sisa Sopazi, who in­spired him to grow as a mu­si­cian. He re­lo­cated to Dur­ban in 2016 and has played with var­i­ous lo­cal mu­si­cians such as Andile Ye­nana, Prof Salim Washington and Phi­lani Ngidi to men­tion a few. He is very ver­sa­tile and plays var­i­ous gen­res of mu­sic rang­ing from jazz, pop, rock and hip hop. Dur­ing his show he will play con­tem­po­rary jazz. He will also fea­ture a few orig­i­nal songs of his own. Zolani is ac­com­pa­nied by Dal­isu Nd­lazi on bass, Phum­lani Mtiti on saxa­phone, Zoe Molelekwa on pi­ano and Ro­gan Chaz on gui­tar. Tick­ets R60. The Jazzy Rain­bow, Morn­ing­side at 7pm Acous­tiq As­sas­sins Ex­pe­ri­ence ACOUS­TIQ As­sas­sins is an acous­tic/ neo soul and in­die R&B group (al­ter­na­tive) born and bred in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg but look­ing to play to the ears of the world. The As­sas­sins jour­ney is one that be­gan by chance. De­spite be­ing thrown into the deep end, the group are de­ter­mined to leave an im­pact in not only the South African mu­sic in­dus­try, but in other parts of the world too. Ac­com­pa­nied by lo­cal bands and mu­si­cians, Per­tu­nia M, Erin Fourie, Tham­sanqa Mathonsi, The Kholwa Brothers and many more. It prom­ises to be an evening filled with beau­ti­ful sto­ries ex­pressed through mu­sic, dance and the spo­ken word. Tick­ets from R60, Hexagon Theatre, Pi­eter­mar­itzburg at 7.30pm TO­MOR­ROW Colour­ful THE Play­house Theatre presents Colour­ful, a vi­brant dance pro­duc­tion that show­cases con­tem­po­rary and hip hop dance as well as po­etry work that tells the story of our so­cial, po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment. Tick­ets R120, 2pm, The Na­tal Play­house, An­ton Lem­bede Street, Dur­ban Hello Dar­ling – Sheila Here AUNTY Sheila has be­come so­cial me­dia’s dar­ling. Sheila’s view­er­ship has reached over 1 mil­lion and her suc­cess is cel­e­brated through­out the world. She is writ­ten about in news­pa­pers in In­dia, Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore to name a few. Tick­ets from R120, 8pm, iZulu Theatre, Sibaya Casino SUN­DAY MitzyGe­orge DE­BUT­ING at the Rhum­be­low Theatre in Dur­ban as Coun­try Girls, these three divas re­turn to the stage as MitzyGe­orge, the vo­cal trio known for their close har­monies, smooth vo­cals, and a whole lotta love! Made up of pop star Mia Whit­field, sul­try blues singer Tammy Sav­ille and con­tem­po­rary vo­cal­ist Sa­man­tha Lan­ders, there are a Mil­lion Rea­sons why you should join this sassy girl-group for an evening of live coun­try mu­sic. Fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful ar­range­ments of old clas­sics like Ras­cal Flatts, The Dixie Chicks and Dolly Par­ton, to the sounds of Car­rie Un­der­wood, Adele and even Lady Gaga – all with a lit­tle Mitzy twist! Ex­pect to hear a va­ri­ety of songs that will keep your coun­try boots tap­ping all night. Tick­ets R150, shows at 2pm and 6.30pm, Rhum­be­low Theatre, Tina’s Ho­tel, Kloof

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