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Monday, September 30, 2019


This year we go by the theme One Last Dance Africa

The University of KwaZulu Natal African Music and Dance 3 students in the School of Arts (African Music African Music Project) have announced the date of their big annual concert called African Cultural Calabash which promotes and emphasizes that African people know and embrace their roots with pride in their culture.

This will be the 14th African Cultural Calabash & African Cuisine. This year it takes a different route of exposing vibrant aspiring artists who have not been given chance to showcase their craft on big stages.

“We never disappoint, we have chosen artists who invoke emotions to an extent of leaving the audience in tears or desperately falling in love with the entire experience. The likes of Nobuhle Khuzwayo who is a songstress, well-known by her style of fusing Afro Soul and Folk Music. Akulture who sing a new age Scathamiya that involves Afro Soul and RnB. Milton Chissano who blesses people with original Afro Jazz. And lastly, Palmskandic, the fusion of Palmwine guitar all the way from Ghana with local South African Maskandi.

“On the dance side we have groups that always leave the stage upside down with audiences asking for more because of the fire they bring on stage. The likes of Ikusasa Lethu, which is an ensemble of African Music and Dance students that performs a broad repertoire of musics and dance. For example; Zulu dance, kwasakwasa and Shikubu etc. And lastly Iphupho Lethu who strictly perform indlamu,” say the organisers.

The event will take place at UKZN Howard Theatre on October 4, 2019, at 19h30 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Theatre. Tickets R80 (R50 students) are available from Nomthandazo on 076 731 0475 or email