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Monday, April 1, 2013


Bongani Nkwanyana Band in concert with guest vocalist Xoliswa Dlamini will offer a highlight of April entertainment at the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown on April 7.

Bongani Nkwanyana was second bassist for Sipho Gumede, shadowing the legendary bassist at all his gigs on the Rainbow stage through the late 1990's to Gumede's untimely passing in 2004.

After a long period of mourning for the master, the student returned with the album Ithemba Lami in 2009. A fitting homage to Gumede, this album has become one of the most requested at the Rainbow.

Also featured on the album is vocalist Xoliswa Dlamini who last performed on the Rainbow stage as lead vocalist in the tribute band that was put together for Rainbow’s 30th birthday celebrations in 2011.

“These are the stars of a fantastic ten-piece band that are sure to rock your socks off,” says Rainbow’s co-owner, Neil Comfort. “Expect some classic Gumede tracks, plenty of tunes from Ithemba Lami and a few new numbers that Nkwanyana has been working on for his next album.”

The concert takes place on April 7, doors open at 13h00. Tickets R50 presale from the Rainbow or follow this link: Tickets will be R70 at the door.

Rainbow Restaurant Estd 1981 is situated at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. More information on 031 702 9161, 083 463 8044 or email: or visit

Coming up at the Rainbow are Mbuso Khoza on April 28 and Feya Faku on May 25 (subject to change)