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May, 2015

  • 13 May

    Making Music with a Violin and Machine

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    Catherine Roland On 2 May 2015, Durban-based electro duo Veranda Panda hit Friar Tucks in Grahamstown as the second last stop of their Going Coastal tour.  Liam Magner and Jane Baillie got the Friars crowd pumping like you’ve never seen before.  Baillie’s electrifying violin performance was met with applause from …

July, 2013

  • 9 July

    [Review] Expectant

    By Ian Currie I’m going to keep this short. Expectant is the most phenomenal work I have seen at the brilliant National Arts Festival 2013.

  • 9 July

    [Review] Indumba

    By Jane Berg Based on a Mozambique cleansing ceremony this choreography by Fana Tshabalala utilises traditional references to make innovative contemporary dance. To a soundscape of relentless fragmented percussion with metallic overtones the dancers throw themselves into a state of wild spasmodic trance.

  • 9 July

    [Review] Laurent Coq

    By Ian Currie Laurent Coq is a world-renowned jazz musician. Prior to attending the performance of his jazz trio, I had read up on the artist and his numerous awards and international recognition. However, even the lofty title of ‘World’s Best Jazz Musician’ in 2006 does not do justice to …

  • 9 July

    [Review] The Mike Rossi Project

     By Brian Mabe The Mike Rossi Project is a blend of six highly acclaimed jazz and blues performers.  Mike Rossi, headlining the act, was on the saxophone. Rossi graced the audience with a playing of both the alto saxophone as well as the soprano. Performers included Lee Thomson on the …