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Thursday, May 30, 2013


(Steve Newman)

The Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown will host Some Tananas Tunes presented by Steve Newman, Kesivan Naidoo, Jimi Curve and Lu Dlamini over the weekend.

“Just over a month ago, we were fortunate enough to host Steve Newman and Lu Dlamini on a very chilled acoustic focused afternoon at the Rainbow,” says co-owner Neil Comfort. “During the course of that concert Newman mentioned that he was touring a project from the end of May that would be performing the music of the internationally acclaimed World Music trio known as Tananas, which featured Newman on guitar, Ian Herman on drums and the late Gito Baloi on bass guitar and occasionally vocals.

“Whilst the original Tananas never got to perform at the Rainbow in their peak days, there was just no way I was going to miss out this time around,” adds Comfort. “I am totally enchanted by the magic that springs forth when Newman and Dlamini get on stage. Add in a rhythm section which features the one and only Kesivan Naidoo on drums and I predict an electrifying afternoon. On bass guitar is the only musician who will be making his Rainbow debut, namely Jimi Curve who most recently toured through Durban with the group Black Southeaster.”

Some Tananas Tunes takes place on June 2. Doors open at 13h00 with the music just after 14h00. Tickets R80 at the door or presale via

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