An eclectic mix of music

2009-12-04 00:00

THIS Tuesday will be the last Maritzburg Musicians Club of the year at the Red Door.

It is to be an eclectic mix of around-the-world music styles with the distinctive Doc Paul Nijs performing his jazzy-blues style, as well as an appearance by a new South African talent David Jenkins, who will perform with his uncle, Ant Jenkins of the Bi-focals. The event will be rounded off with Latin heat from the Howick-based band, Pan Latino.

The band was formed in 2007 by Bolivian-born Kéch Sánchez, who has lived and performed in South America, Europe and South Africa. They combine Western, African and South American sounds to create a unique blend of music. Other band members are John Bossé, Daniël Rossouw and Chris Melling who are all from Howick.

Their music is a result of old and new generations laying down their touch, with different influences and styles, mixing them into the band’s distinctive and different pot of jamming with a strong Latin influence. Their first album Gondwanaland was released earlier this year.

Jenkins is a maskandi fundi and did well on SA’s Got Talent. He also won two cash prizes from Randal Abrahams on the post-Idols competition earlier in the year.

David is a 17-year-old pupil from Empangeni. He is a proficient guitarist, singer and blue-grass banjo player. He is a Zulu linguist and a keen Zulu history and culture enthusiast. David and Ant Jenkins will be combining the introduction of five-string banjo with maskandi.

Doors open at 8 pm. Admission is R20.

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