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Sunday, July 7, 2019


(Burton Naidoo)

Forward-thinking artist Burton Naidoo will present his latest work, Our Song, at Rhumbelow Theatre on July 12 and 13.

Inspired by the life and character of Nelson Mandela, pianist, composer and arranger Naidoo has transcribed some of his most iconic speeches.

The words of the speeches are pitch-classed and harmonised in the effort to create a musical backdrop to these important pieces. Naidoo has also written new compositions to compliment the performance.

Written for solo piano and track, the audience can expect speeches from the Rivonia Trial, Praise singing from Sthembile Mlangeni and Zolani Mkhiva at the inauguration, as well as FW De Klerk’s announcement to free Nelson Mandela at Parliament, 1990.

A proliļ¬c composer, Naidoo has performed throughout the world and continues to push the boundaries of his musical imagination.

Our Song was presented to an audience for the first time at the Hilton Arts Festival on September 15, 2018.

There will be performances at Rhumbelow Theatre Durban on July 12 and 13 at 20h00. The venue opens 60 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card and tables of eight or more. R75 under 13s). Family Pack Pricing (R300 for two adults and two children free)

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit