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The critically acclaimed ‘Art Pop’ pianist and vocalist, Shannon Hope, from Durban has been an increasing presence on the South African music scene since 2009. She is renowned for a remarkably honest sound, laced with emotional intensity.

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1 to 30 October 2020

The free Endler lunch hour concerts are back, limited to 40 seats to adhere to social distancing. Booking is essential.

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Modern folk bands such as Mumford & Sons are a clear influence, but Matthew’s production-led style is also informed by electronic music like Passion Pit. This contrast of the acoustic and electronic is a subtle backdrop to the debut LP The Home We Built, which became an iTunes No.1 album in July – the first time a native South African had ever reached the top spot.

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The first South African woman and UCT School of Music graduate to study at Accademai Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Pretty Yende’s boundless soprano operatic voice has taken her from a small township outside Piet Retief to stages across the world.

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Bursting onto the indie music scene in 1994,this band, Springbok Nude Girls, from Stellenbosch instantly struck a chord with their eclectic approach to rock music – a sound described as a mixture of Punk, Rock, Reggae, Scat, Metal, Funk, Jazz and Psychedelica.

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Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer and producer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Cooper took up an interest in guitar and joined his school band at aged 14, spending his time playing and listening to records at home with his drummer brother.

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For the most part the VanFokKingTasties show works. Maybe Afrikaans people are just happy to listen to quality music in their own language with lyrics not involving captains. No it’s more than that. South Africans love good music. No need to analyse it further than that.

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Desmond & The Tutus have been scare-crowing across the world’s stages with their unique, some might call it niche, brand of kwela-indie-punk for just on ten years.

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She became well-known though her performance of The Three Faces of Sibongile Khumalo, a sell-out show in which she showcased her talents in jazz, South African indigenous music and opera.

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Craig De Sousa’s fusion of deep and electronic house is best described as organic sounds with interesting changes.

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