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Sunday, March 20, 2011


(Mfiliseni Magubane)

KZN Music House will present a special First Birthday Concert at The Playhouse from March 31 to April 2 to mark its first anniversary since its official launch last year.

Devised and directed by Mbongeni Ngema, this special concert programme will feature a star line-up of artists from KZN Music House’s roster, headed by Mr Ngema himself.

Artists set to appear in the show include Mfiliseni Magubane, Natalie Rungan, Bullistic, Sosha, Chaos, Mgarimbe, Matshitshi Ngema, Vusi Mahlanze, with Simphiwe Madela and Afro Soul. Look out for special appearances on April 1 only by Mandoza and Zakes Bantwini.

MEC Michael Mabuyakhulu will deliver the keynote address at a special First Birthday function for invited guests, to be held at KZN Music House on April 1 at 14h30 for 15h00. The function will include Ethekwini Mayor Obed Mlaba on its VIP guest list, and will be supported by the KZN Departments of Economic Development and Tourism, and Arts and Culture.

The occasion will mark the launch of a new in-house music shop, situated on the premises of KZN Music House. The event will also mark the launch of a new KZN Music House audio disc entitled Vezikhono Maskandi Compilation Volume 1. Six groups of Maskandi artists featured on this joint compilation cd will perform at the launch function: Amajili, iMpunyela, Abafana Bemvuselelo, Oqedukuhleka, Cupha Noxolo, Thula Sibone Nolusese.

Following the function at KZN Music House on April 1, the invited guests will attend a VIP dinner at The Playhouse between 18h00 and 19h00, before attending the evening’s performance of the celebratory concert programme in the Playhouse Opera.

Admission is free. To secure a seat and for all telephonic media enquiries, call Silindile Mabhida at KZN Music House on 031 309 6160/5.