Afro-Caribbean sounds in aid of Msunduzi Hospice

2016-11-02 06:01
   The multicultural Manteca band will fuse a range of dance and music styles at their show at the Msunduzi Hospice Association’s annual ‘Night of the Stars 2016’.     PHOTO: supplied

The multicultural Manteca band will fuse a range of dance and music styles at their show at the Msunduzi Hospice Association’s annual ‘Night of the Stars 2016’. PHOTO: supplied

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THE Msunduzi Hospice Association brings salsa to Pietermaritzburg, with a hint of Cuba and the Caribbean, at its annual Night of the Stars 2016.

Events such as this are a highlight on the Msunduzi Hospice Association’s calender and the public is invited to attend in support of the free care provided by Hospice.

This year’s programme features Kamini Govender, a stand-up comedian from UKZN, and Manteca, a band that was formed in the practice rooms of UKZN in 2009.

After performing at the UKZN Centre for Jazz at the annual Jazz Jol, Manteca then moved off the campus and into the seedy dance halls of KZN to bring “cultural realness” to the local music and dance scene.

The band has a passion for the rhythmically charged art form of Afro-Caribbean music. Manteca loves fusing ideas of music, dance, art, architecture, culture and fashion.

The multinational, multicultural band features Raul Vazques and Nelvis Aminata — both from Cuba - on vocals, Jose Chemane (Mozambique, percussion), Daniel Sheldon (Zimbabwe, trumpet), Avikar Maney (Canada, keys), Monks Leggit (South Africa, bass) and Johan van der Molen (Netherlands, tenor sax).

Catch these acts at Night of the Stars 2016 on 12 November at Golden Horse Casino function room, for an entertaining night that supports a good cause.

Msunduzi Hospice continues to strive to be financially sustainable in a difficult economic climate. Hospice care is provided free of charge to patients in their homes. By supporting this evening, the audience will be supporting Msunduzi Hospice.

Tickets are R300 per person (tables of 10 available). Halaal and vegetarian options are available.

For inquiries, contact Vijaya Chetty or Sonya Mateus at 033 344 1560 or e-mail

- Supplied.

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