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Friday, September 18, 2015


(Russ Barenberg)

Well-known musician Dan Chiorboli, who is part of the Awesome Africa festival has announced that “Awesome Africa is proud to be involved in the hosting of an intimate Durban performance by Russ Barenberg, one of the hottest and most highly respected flatpicking guitarists and mandolin players in the world, having played with an array of outrageously fine musicians that include James Taylor, Allison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Charlie Haden, and even Grammy-winning banjo-playing comedian Steve Martin and dozens more, quite apart from the fact that he is a member of the legendary Transatlantic Sessions band on the superb BBC series of that name.

The setting for this performance is also unique, a little piece of beauty and tranquility in Waterfall, just outside of Hillcrest – ideal to experience Russ’s musical magic. It is truly a privilege to have a musician of this calibre come to Durban, so please book early as we only have space for 45 people!”

Russ Barenberg will perform at the Waterfall Retreat Centre, 20 Debengeni Road, Waterfall on November 7. Gates open at 16h00 and the show starts at 17h30. Tickets R150pp include a hike through the beautiful alley and gorge

Teas, cakes and soup will be on sale. No alcohol allowed on the premises. Booking is essential through Kerri on email: