Kenny G in concert

One of the highest selling artists of all time, Kenny G has single-handedly made the saxophone a hit amongst music lovers. Perhaps it is the raspy mid-tones of the saxophone that lend it an air of intimacy, or maybe it’s Read more

Splashy Fen is the ultimate Easter concert

It’s been going since 1990, and Easter 2015 will be the 26th year for the Splashy Fen music festival. I have yet to learn why the music event is called Splashy Fen, though I do believe that the farm it Read more

Oppikoppi, a whole series of concerts rolled into one

The small town of Northam in Limpopo Province comes to life every August. Technically it’s spring if you calculate that you are halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox and you don’t factor in seasonal lag, but Read more

Richard Clayderman in concert

No doubt the mysterious Frenchman’s greatest gift to the world musically has been “Ballad for Adeline.” Composed by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint in 1976, the co-writers could never have imagined how big the song would become, because disco Read more

Albert Hammond in concert

This is not a name that rolls off the tongue like Madonna or Michael Jackson or Elvis, but Albert Hammond has had an amazing music career anyway. A native of the UK, he has done a considerable body of work Read more

Mamma Mia! heads back to Jozi in 2015

The smash hit musical based on the music of those 4 Swedes (well, actually 3 Swedes and a half-Norwegian) returns to the Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg, for a limited season run from Tuesday 24 March 2015 to Sunday Read more

Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse is NOT too cool for school!

On 1 October the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City hosted Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse in concert. It’s been 30 years since his hit “Burnout” tore up the charts, and, according to the write-up for his show, 50 years since Read more

summer concerts

Summer Concerts

What is it about summer that makes for a stunning concert experience?Well for one thing, the weather is gorgeous, and nowhere is this truer than in South Africa.

Provided that the thunderstorms play along, Johannesburg has deliciously balmy evenings that make for the perfect concert engagement. The recent turnout at the Vodacom in the City concert at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown had the people of Jozi rocking until at least midnight in an explosion of light and colour. And then of course there are the beautifully set concerts in the park at both the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. Read more

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Summer concerts: all the music you can look forward to!

If you’re based in Jozi or one of SA’s other large cities, you might be gearing up to groove to awesome summer vibes.

Here’s a list of some of the music events on offer over the next few months, catering for a wide spectrum of people from all walks of life:
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