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Wednesday, May 31, 2017


(Tutti Grooves)

The month-end Sundowners gig is all set to stage at The Playhouse on Friday (June 2, 2017) with some of the finest poetry and live music on offer to get you into the mood for the weekend.

This Friday’s Sundowners gig will feature Tutti Grooves – a seven-member ensemble from KwaZulu-Natal – and popular bassist/pianist, KB Maphumulo.

Tutti is an Italian word literally meaning “all” or “together” and is used as a musical term, for the whole orchestra as opposed to the soloist. As the name suggests, the members of Tutti Grooves came together propelled by their passion for music and are producing incredibly amazing sounds.

Evidently inspired by the sounds of artists and bands such as Hugh Masekela, Stimela and Sankomota, the band decided on jazz and popular music as their genre of choice. Their smooth, deep and soothing sound has mesmerised people all over South Africa at different events.

Playing different instruments is not only what these young men are gifted at, their vocal capabilities are mind-blowing. Although they do perform music by other musicians, they also write their lyrics and compose their own music.

Khulekani Bhekuyise Maphumulo – stage name K.B. “The Master” – draws his musical inspiration from Victor Ntonim, Lex Futshane, Thami Mtshali and Victor Masondo. KB spends most of the time playing with the Umkhumbane Jazz Ensemble.

Catch him and Tutti Grooves live on stage in the Foyer at 17h00 at The Playhouse on June 2. Entrance is free. For more info call 031 369 9540. Discounted parking available at The Royal Hotel parkade and The Albany Hotel Parkade.