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Sunday, March 24, 2013


The Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown will host Durban - The Warmest Place To Be which presents Musical Democracy featuring Burton Naidoo, Tanga Pasi (Zim), Dr. Fly and the Nurses and Napalma (Brazil/Moz/SA)

“The first performance starts at 14h00 where we go deep jazz with Burton Naidoo's Musical Democracy quintet,” explains co-owner Neil Comfort. “We follow that up with a set from five-piece afro-beat outfit Tanga Pasi who hail from the Kalanga region of Zimbabwe and who will be making their third appearance on the Rainbow stage.

“For this performance we get to hear the sounds of their debut full length album, Ntolontolo - A Long Time Ago. From there we take a "sho't left" to the unique sounds of Dr. Fly and The Nurses, an acappella trio in the tradition of the Andrew Sisters featuring the vocal talents of Sophie Basckin, Jessica Sole and Natalie Shama.”

What follows will be a "beega party" with electro-percussion trio Napalma fronted by Mozambican born/Brazilian raised vocalist Ivo Maia with Brazil's Cid Travaglia driving hard on djembe.

Comfort adds: “The best part of it all is that with the kind and generous support of the Ethekwini Municipality we are able to use this event as a fundraiser for the Rainbow's charity of choice, the Open Door Crises Centre which is based in Pinetown and offers invaluable assistance to the victims of human trafficking and abuse. All monies raised from ticket sales will be donated to Open Door.”

Durban - The Warmest Place To Be will serve both as a celebration of Human Rights in South Africa and as one of the official welcoming events for delegates to the Fifth BRICS Summit.

The event takes place on March 24 and doors will open at 13h00. Tickets R40 at the door. The Rainbow Restaurant Estd 1981 is situated at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. More information on 031 702 9161 or 083 463 8044 or email: or visit