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Thursday, January 28, 2016


(Thuli Zuma)

This Valentine’s month, get your love on at The Playhouse Company with the first of the Company’s monthly Sundowners concerts of the year taking place on February 5 at the Playhouse.

Featuring performances of music and poetry, this early evening concert is the chilled way to end off the working week and ease yourself into the weekend.

Heading the line-up of poets is high-profile poet, Thuli Zuma, who is currently a producer of the local telenovela show Uzalo. She is very well-known to Playhouse audiences, having MC’d The Playhouse Company’s South African Women’s Arts Festival Gala Concert, as well as curating the Festival’s Sundowners concerts. Joining her on stage will be fellow poets Lady-Afrika, Thubelihle Mthembu and Ntokozo Sngqazu.

Also on the line-up for the evening is the band Love Thing. Established two years ago after several years of working together on the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, Love Thing comprises founder Zolani Maseko, and members Mthobisi, Xolelwa, Nompilo, Senzi and Sphe, whose collective focus is on spreading the message of love among people through songs that carry a strong message about love and relationships. Currently in the studio recording their first album, Love Thing is popular on the corporate circuit, as well as at various events such as weddings.

The evening will be MC’d by Page Ngwenya.

The concert will take place on February 5 from 17h00 in the Playhouse coffee shop. Sundowner concerts are free to the public, and drinks and light meals will be on offer from the coffee shop and the bar. Discounted parking is available at both the Royal Parkade and at the Albany Parkade.