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Saturday, May 20, 2017


(David Jenkins & Maqhinga Radebe)

Pietermaritzburg music lovers are in for a treat on May 23 at the Maritzburg Musicians Club at La Casa.

David Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe, famed as Qadasi will be moving the earth on their stomping ground as they come back to PMB once again, with a mix on contemporary and Zulu tunes.

Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, Qadasi and Maqhinga are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both professional musicians in their own right and sharing the same vision, joining forces has resulted in an international calibre of music which represents the heart and soul of South African roots music.

David Jenkins, also known as Qadasi, is an accomplished Maskandi guitarist, concertina and banjo player who developed a deep passion for Zulu culture and music at a young age. This interest grew exponentially over the years, and as a result, his love for traditional music was born.

Maqhinga Radebe began his career as a Maskandi musician in the mid 80’s and has received numerous awards for his amazing musical skills, which also include SAMA and SATMA Award nominations. Well-travelled, he has performed to audiences in several countries, including Zimbabwe, England and the USA and throughout Southern Africa, sharing stages with top artists such as Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekhemisi and Soul Brothers, to name a few. He is presently most well-known for his key role as the guitarist in popular Maskandi group, Shabalala Rhythm.

The PMB-based band and rising stars, Many Moore, will be playing the La Casa stage for the first time, and will showcase their soulful talents, and true love for music.

The event takes place on May 23 at the Maritzburg Musicians Club at La Casa. Doors open at 19h00 and entry is R50 as all the riches going to the bands.

The home of the Maritzburg Musicians Club, La Casa (formerly The Red Door) is situated in Quarry Road, off Victoria Road, in Pietermaritzburg. Car guards on duty. More information from Roger O’Neill on 083 230 6562