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Monday, January 30, 2012


Internationally renowned guitarists Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery will showcase their brand new duo show accompanied by the release of their first collaboration album, In The Shade of the Wild Fig. These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective careers took off, both locally and internationally, with rigorous individual touring schedules.

In June 2010, their performing paths crossed for at the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seed for doing a full-length album together. After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs and Guy finally found time to record their debut duo album, which showcases their mutual interest and deep love for world music and folk movements. It features numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars. The album was recorded at the Peace of Eden studios in Knysna over a brief two day period in November and has exceeded both Nibs and Guy’s expectations.

The audience can expect some new compositions with old favourites and a few surprises. CD’s will be on sale.

The launch tour of In The Shade of the Wild Fig kicks off on February 3 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre at 19h30. Tickets R90 (R50 for scholars UKZN, Durban) booked at Computicket or on 086 1915 8000. More information on 031 260 2296

Further dates include:
February 16 at 19h00 at Crawford North Coast, Watson Highway, Westbrook. Tickets R90 (R60 for scholars) through Bernadine on 032 943 2041
February 17 at 19h00 at Twinstreams, Mtunzini, tickets R100 (percentage goes to wildlife) through Kim on 035 340 2511 or email:
February 19 at 16h00 at Upstairs @ Spiga D’ora, Florida Road, Durban, tickets R100 through Shayne on 083 260 3121
February 23 at 19h00 at Ashton International College, Ballito, tickets R90 (R50 scholars) through Tara on email:
February 24 at 19h30 at The Schlesinger Theatre, Michaelhouse, Balgowan, Midlands, tickets R80 (R60 scholars R60) through 033 234 1314 or email: