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Thursday, March 27, 2014


This weekend (March 28 to 30), Rhumbelow Theatre will buzz to vibrant live music, energetic dance and intimate theatre in La Esencia Del Salsa! (The Essence of Salsa).

The show tells the story of Salsa: worldwide multi-cultural phenomenon, expression of integration and the struggle for freedom. From the courts of King Louis XIV to the plantation slaves of the Caribbean to the dance halls of New York and the world, prepare to be entertained by rootsy Cuban folklore, European art music with an African twist, swinging Latin Jazz, and explosive salsa, all performed by Manteca, Durban’s own premier 11 piece Afro Caribbean band.

The band includes Sam Marais and Liana Barciela on vocals with Mark Momple (bass); David Langley (piano); Jose Chemane (timbale); John Drace (congas); Johan van der Molen (baritone sax and clarinet); Daniel Sheldon (trumpet); Avikaar Maney (tenor sax and flute); Avinash Maney (keys and guitar); Raul Vazquez (vocals), and Rod Choromanski (guitar/vocals).

Shows take place on March 28 and 29 at 20h00 and on March 30 at 14h00 and 18h30. Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners and tables of 8 or more). Booking is essential through Computicket or phone or email Roland on 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636 or email : Bring food picnic baskets. Braais will be available should you wish to cook some meat. Bar available (no alcohol may not be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking. More information on