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Nibs van der Spuy & Guy Buttery 5 Shows in June!

After over a decade of writing, recording and touring together, Nibs van der Spuy and Guy Buttery have finally recorded their first ever collaborative album. Following an extremely successful string of launches in South Africa, these internationally renowned guitarists will be touring their brand new show at prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK accompanied by the release of their debut duo album “In the Shade of the Wild Fig”. The album has been picked up and is scheduled for an international release later in the year.

These two virtuosos collaborated on a series of shows in the early and mid-2000’s before their respective careers took off, both locally and internationally, with rigorous individual touring schedules. Their performing paths crossed at a major festival in Toulouse, France, and this inspired a new combination of performances and sowed the seed for doing a full length album together. “In The Shade of the Wild Fig” showcases their mutual interest and deep love for world music and different folk movements featuring numerous instruments such as the cuatro, mbira, tampura, sitar and various acoustic guitars.

Guy has recently been featured in the world’s biggest selling guitar magazine ‘Guitar Player’ which saw him performing at leading guitar festivals throughout Europe, Australia and the US. He has also just picked up 3 national awards including the esteemed SAMA Award for ‘Best Instrumental Album’. In the same vein, Nibs has become a highly acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, being featured in leading publications from France’s ‘Liberation’ to the UK ‘Guardian’. He performs regularly abroad with his biggest support base being in France.

Join two of South African’s living legends in concert in their 5 show run in one of the country’s finest theatres this week.

Venue: The Catalina Theatre, 18 Boatman’s Road, Wilson’s Wharf, Durban

Dates: Thursday, 7th to Saturday, 9th June @ 20:00. Sunday, 10th June @ 14:00 & 18:00

Contact: (031) 305 6889 or catalinaunltd@gmail.com

Tickets: R90pp; R65 students / pensioners. CD’s on Sale!

Quoting the Press:

“… a demonstration of how their individual and quite distinct finger-style techniques fit each other like the proverbial glove.” Rolling Stone Magazine (4 stars)
“…one of the most anticipated world/folk albums to hit 2012.” The Star (CD of the Month)
…the finest collaboration between two South African musicians available.” Fanbible

Listen to their brand new album here – http://nibsvanderspuyandguybuttery.bandcamp.com/

Visit their official Facebook Page here – http://www.facebook.com/nibsandguy

RIP ‘Barefoot Diva’ Cesaria Evora.

Cesaria EvoraCesaria Evora, the Grammy-winning singer from Cape Verde who brought that nation’s morna music to a wide international audience, died today, her label Lusafrica reported. She was 70 years old.

Evora, who was known as the “Barefoot Diva” for her habit of performing without shoes, was born in 1941 on the Cape Verde island of Sao Vicente, off the coast of West Africa.

She began singing at the age of 16 in the local sailors’ taverns and recorded her first album in 1988, when she was 47. Her 1995 album Cesaria garnered her first Grammy nomination and brought her international acclaim. In 2003, Evora won a Grammy in the World Music category for her album Voz D’Amor… Read more

Source: Rolling Stone South Africa