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DFC TURNS 20! (article first published : 2006-01-19)

In January 1986, enthusiasts such as Miriam and John Erasmus, Fiona Tozer, Dave Atkinson and Richard Haslop, to name but a few, got together with the aim of starting a club to encourage young acoustic musicians. The idea was to give them a platform to 'hone' their performing skills and provide them with professional and semi-professional role models along the way.

20 years later, that policy still holds and DFC meets on the first Tuesday of every month with club singers and a guest artist/e. Gatherings take place at 17h30 at the Jazz Centre, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

February 7 marks the anniversary Folk Night with guest Guy Buttery and host Mim Erasmus.

The Durban Folk Club Jubilee Concert will take place on February 17 at 19h00 at the University of KZN Jazz Centre. Entrance R2. This incredibly low fee is in memory of DFC’s first evening on February 17, 1986, at the Blue Waters Hotel when the entrance fee was R2!

“This is an "all call" to anyone who has been involved with the club over the years,” says Mim Erasmus. “We'd love to hear from you, and especially if you have any photos etc to share with us for our archives. The Jubilee Concert will celebrate as many of the performers as possible, and we hope to see everyone who has been involved - singers, musicians, fans, listeners, experts. It will be a night to remember, DFC has contributed so much to the vibrant arts of this town, and indeed the country.

Contact Mim on 031 777 1669 or e-mail: mim1@telkomsa.net or Fiona on tozerkg@iafrica.com




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