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Friday, September 18, 2015


Rainbow Restaurant will welcome back to its stage the brilliant Shabalala Rhythm on September 27.

“World music talent comes no finer than that from the Shabalala family of Durban,” says Rainbow’s co-owner Neil Comfort. “Sibongiseni Shabalala, who now steps into his father’s shoes to lead Ladysmith Black Mambaso, is also the core of the hot Maskanda act Shabalala Rhythm.

“A hugely talented performer Sibongiseni drives with a passion any project he is involved with. Shabalala Rhythm began in 1998 and, after writing tracks Ubuhle Bakho and Intombi Ingalile, Durban guitarist Maqhinga Radebe was called to join the group. Later that year the first album was released. Since the band formed they have gone from strength to strength performing nationally and internationally,” he adds.

“Their live shows are high energy, very slick productions. Supporters of the band know to expect a fantastic event and new followers will be swept up by their precision and interpretation of the Maskanda style.”

Shabalala Rhythm will perform on September 27 at the Rainbow Restaurant. Doors open at 13h00. Tickets R60 or visit

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