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Iconic Rainbow Celebrates Rhythm of Africa


The Rainbow Restaurant & Jazz Club, famous as the iconic venue that was a musical voice against Apartheid, will host specially curated music experiences that reflect perfectly the ethos of the venue in celebration of it’s birthday celebrations.

On Saturday, Dec 15 the sons of Mambazo, Shabalala Rhythm, who recently launched their new album, Bamdidisa, will bring their own iconic sounds to the Rainbow stage.

With the Rainbow celebrating its 37th birthday on 17 December, this concert comes as the perfect gift to the Rainbow faithful, our members who support the venue week in and week out and have always supported Shabalala Rhythm performances in the hundreds, every time we have been privileged enough to host them.
The performance will commence at 4 pm.

Following in the footsteps of Mambazo, on Saturday 22 December, will be no problem for the Sun Xa Experiment, a 7-piece avant-garde group of musicians who bring their ancestral spiritual sounds blending IsiZulu, Sotho and English that tell stories of who we are as the global community without race, colour or nation.. a fitting tribute to the very essence of the Rainbow venue.

Performance starts at 4 pm.

Please note that there will be a limit placed on entry, once the venue has reached capacity, so if you are going to attend, you are advised to arrive early.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Due to this event taking place on a prime trading day in our neighborhood, we advise that no street parking will be available. Patrons wishing to travel by private vehicle should consider using a ride share service. The only parking we can recommend is the Union Main Centre off Josiah Gumede (Old Main) Road.

This concert is made possible through the invaluable support of Concerts SA.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian project housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within The SAMRO Foundation; it receives financial, administrative, and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO and Concerts Norway. By engaging with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. Concerts SA also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

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