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STREET FESTIVAL (article first published : 2003-09-6)

On September 7, St Andrews Street will undergo a transformation with the second Annual Cell-C St Andrews Street Festival.

In association with Cell-C and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, the Durban Music School offers a feast of performances by Durban musicians.

Expect to hear the full glorious power of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lykele Temmingh; the cool brazz sounds of the KZN Youth Wind band conducted by Werner Dannewitz and the uptempo rhythms of the SANDF Band Durban. A highlight will be Durbanís well-known and incomparable duo Bafo Bafo - Syd Kitchen and Madala Kunene.

The KZN Youth Wind Band involves young musicians from the Durban Music School; Jimmy and The Krickets which has been in existence for the past four years, and youth musicians who came from the Wind Band and The Field Band Foundationís Marching Band.

The Durban Music School, which has just been re-launched with major support from Cell-C, has managed to put the festival on an annual events calendar as promised last year. The 2nd Annual Cell-C St Andrews Street Music Festival takes place 11h00 to 16h00 on St Andrews Street. The street which will be closed between Russell and Broad Street for the duration of the event.

The main aim of the festival is to raise awareness of the Music School and to attract people to the area surrounding Albert Park which is currently undergoing uplifment and stricter control.

Food stalls will be available from Hollywood and Vine and Diakonia. The Old House Museum will cater for tea, coffee and cakes.

Take along something to sit on and let the Durban Music School provide a free musical feast! For more information, contact the DMS on 031 304 41001.

The Durban Music School acknowledges the kind support of Cell-C for the funding of the school.




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