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4 Apr 2022
10:00

Zulu and western folk fusion at Music in The Hills in Pietermaritzburg

Witness Reporter

SA Music Award winning duo Davis “Qadasi” Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe will be entertaining music fans at the Music in The Hills (MiTH) on Wednesday.

SA Music Award winning duo Davis “Qadasi” Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe will be entertaining music fans at the Music in The Hills (MiTH) on Wednesday.

Arguably the KZN Midlands’ best-loved music venue, MiTH is an opportunity for beginners, professionals, and passionate music fans to share the joy of music at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm. Jenkins and Radebe are on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music.

The Empangeni duo has taken their fusion of traditional Zulu and western folk music to audiences in the UK, Europe, Asia and throughout South Africa over the last decade.

Their 9 pm performance will be preceded at 7 pm by Charles Webster, who will pay tribute to Koos Du Plessis, one of Afrikaans music’s best-loved poets and troubadours. In this set, Charles Webster, better known for singing in English with Tanya Nicolson as part of Blackbird, pays tribute to a great man who died far too young.

The main supporting act at 8 pm will be from Jahwork with a fresh sound of acoustic and percussion based reggae fused with world genres. From the misty mountains of Magoebaskloof in Limpopo, Jahworx is taking well-known covers to the next level of creativeness and originals that will blow your socks off.

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On guitar and vocals, there will be Juanne Steenkamp with his carpenter fingers and voice. On bass there will be Derius Erasmus with an ear just as good as his photographer’s eye, and Alicia Boshoff, with her rhythmic, leather working hands, will be on percussion.

MiTH takes place every second Wednesday and doors open at 6 pm and the music will kick off at 7 pm. Entrance is R50 at the door. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are on sale.