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Friday, May 1, 2009


International folk star to head up Pete Seeger 90th birthday celebration concert.

International folk singing icon Miriam Backhouse, who headlined Splashy Fen last year, will head an all-star cast including Syd Kitchen, Fiona Tozer and Dina Daniel in a concert to take place on May 3.

The concert will pay tribute to Pete Seeger who has been described as “an amazing entertainer, leading his audiences in song wherever he goes. At 90 he is still singing as enthusiastically as ever.”

In the ‘60s Pete Seeger spearheaded the Protest Song movement with his songs about equality and Peace. We shall overcome and Where have all the flowers gone? have become anthems of the era. His career inspired many others to follow in his footsteps, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Miriam Backhouse.

The Pete Seeger 90th birthday celebration concert will take place on May 3 in the Pieter Scholtz Open Air Theatre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 14h00 to 16h00. Entrance is free.