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CALTEX ISICATHAMIYA COMPETITION (article first published : 2007-05-16)

The 7th Caltex Isicathamiya High Schools Choir Competition will take place in the Playhouse Opera in Durban on May 18.

Some 60 choirs from Durban Metro and further afield in KwaZulu-Natal will compete in this vibrant energetic and youth-based music extravaganza with huge cash prizes, trophies and certificates to be won as well as many giveaways. The events aims to preserve, promote and develop isicathamiya at grassroots level.

Popular Ukhozi FM DJ and SABC sports presenter Joe Hudla will compere the event for the second time. Veteran isicathamiya group NBA Champions from Babanango, Northern KZN, will entertain the audience while Eric “Coolfire: Hadebe will rekindle ancestors with burning of traditional incense (impepho) at the opening of the show.

Other top names invited to this prestigious music experience are Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paulos Mfuphi of SATMA and Prof Cosbie Mbhele to name but a few.

The 7th Caltex Isicathamiya High Schools Choir competition is sponsored by Chevron and managed by DBD Entertainment. The show starts at 10h00 and the entrance fee is R10. Tickets available at the Playhouse and Computicket. Dress smart casual or traditional. No weapons and bottles allowed.

For more information call 073 301 6740.




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