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Monday, March 12, 2012


Two of Pietermaritzburg’s well-loved groups will perform at the Maritzburg Musicians Club on Tuesday at The Red Door when Derrick Zuma and the Afrocentrics bring their individual sounds, followed by the infectious joy that is Pan Latino.

With its wide ranging musical repertoire, from traditional African music to Afro-jazz, pop and fusion, The Afrocentrics grab the attention of many listeners with its unique sound. The band pays tribute to African artists such as Caiphus Semenya, Oliver Mtikudzi, Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela, Miriam Makeba and others. Led by Derrick Zuma, The Afrocentrics also cover a wide range of international styles rom the past such as Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, CCR, The Bee Gees and the Beatles. these guys are a must hear!

Pan Latino is led by Kéch Sánchez from Bolivia on the South American pan pipes, vocals, charango and guitar. The other members are John Bossé on bass, Chris Melling on percussion and Daniël Rossouw on lead guitar. They combine Western, African and South American sounds to create a unique blend of music with a strong Latin influence. Over the past five years, Pan Latino has become a popular Midlands band. They’ve released two albums, Gondwanaland and Bonitas.

The music starts at 20h00 on March 13. Tickets R30. The home of the Maritzburg Musicians Club, The Red Door is situated in Quarry Rd, off Victoria Road, in Pietermaritzburg. Car guards on duty. More information from Roger O’Neill on 083 230 6562