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Saturday, September 23, 2023



(Left: Kutlwano Masote. Pic supplied)

Music Revival is thrilled to welcome SAfm presenter Kutlwano Masote in a special evening event on Friday September 29. In conversation about his journey as a musician, introducing some of his favourite music which will Christopher will play, he will also be playing the cello in a popular selection.

Local fans will also have opportunity to hear his magical words and music at Woodgrove and Amber Valley on Thursday September 28. Details below.

For their Ballito audiences - their new venue at the All Souls Anglican Church in Salt Rock starts Sunday September 24 at 15h00.

Please keep your eyes open for an Open House & Garden Weekend mid-October at Casa Mexicana (depending on the weather forecast)!


Music Revival Concert for September - An Evening with Kutlwano Masote.

Popular radio personality and presenter Kutlwano Masote, of SAfm’s Weekend Sundowner Classics broadcast every Saturday and Sunday afternoons, will be in conversation with Music Revival’s Christopher Duigan. He will also introduce a selection of his favourite music (which Duigan will play), and play the cello in a short selection of favourites.

Kutlwano Masote was raised in a rich classical music environment, excelling on the cello, and has been a professional classical music practitioner for nearly 30 years. He made his professional conducting debut in 2006 in a concert of the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo with accompanied by full orchestra. In 2007, he conducted the Todd Matshikiza Retrospective Concert at the State Theatre. During the MIAGI Festival of 2008, Masote conducted the world-premiere Coming Home, a jazz gospel cantata by Isak Roux. Some of the mainstream artists he has conducted include Sibongile Khumalo, Jamali, Elvis Blue, Lira and Yvonne Chaka Chaka. His appetite for bridging the gap between different performance traditions has seen him undertake projects to orchestrate music from multiple genres for Khuli Chana, Kwesta, Maleh, Brenda Mntambo and others.

Music Revival: An Evening with Kutlwano Masote takes place on September 29, 2023, at 19h00 at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, in Pietermaritzburg. Booking through

Tickets: R150 plus add on R150 for a light meal after. There is secure parking. Booking is essential - Please include your contact numbers in all email bookings.

Book via WhatsApp 0834174473 or

This programme is open to all and will also be presented at:

Woodgrove - Community Centre on September 28 at 15h30. Tickets R100. Booking is essential via WhatsApp 0834174473 or

Amber Valley - Howick on September 28 at 19h00. Tickets R80. Book at Amber office - Open to residents and their guests only


(Right: Christopher Duigan. Pic by Val Adamson)

Classic Icons

For the opening concert of Music Revival’s new series at the All Souls Anglican Church on September 24 at 15h00 in Umhlali, Christopher Duigan plays a programme of concert favourites that has been received with popular acclaim in previous performances. His programme Classic Icons features a number of the most regularly programmed and directly appealing works of the standard concert piano repertoire.

This includes Beethoven - Sonata op. 57 ‘Appassionata’, music by Mozart and Chopin, and Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12.

This will be Music Revival’s first concert at the venue. Tickets: R150 include tea and refreshments at interval. Booking preferred via WhatsApp 0834174473 or

All Souls Anglican Church is situated on Sheffield Beach Road, Umhlali / Salt Rock.


Romantic Favourites

In the presentation Romance on October 1 at 12h00, Christopher Duigan plays romantic favourites from the vast piano repertoire. Includes Liebestraum No. 3, Chopin - Nocturnes, Debussy - Rêverie and Sinding’s Rustle of Spring!

This will take place at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets: R100. Booking is essential. Please include your contact numbers in all email bookings. Book via WhatsApp 0834174473 or

There is secure parking.