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24 Oct, 2014

Township Comets

Tickets : £10.00 to £12.00

The Township Comets play a joyful mix of South African Township Jazz which is inspired by South African saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, who in exile brought a pioneering mix of Township Jazz and improvisation to the UK and European scenes in the late 1960s. Their music is great fun, lively, rhythmic, slightly anarchic, dance-based jazz, it is hard to sit still.

The band features many of the former members of Dudu Pukwana's group Zila, including the fantastic vocalist Pinise Saul. Singing in both Xhosa and English, the vocalist Pinise Saul also unusually vocalises along with the horn front-line. So if you're a fan of their music and Chris McGregor, don't miss this!

Delivered in partnership with Birmingham Jazz

Part of this year's Afrovibes festival.

Take any ticket stub from The Drum Afrovibes shows to mac or Birmingham Rep and you will get £1 off any of their Afrovibes shows - and vice versa! Also these tickets will enable you to get free admission to the Closing Party at The Drum on Sat 25 Oct following Rhetorical.

Afrovibes Closing Party
Sat 25 Oct, 10pm
The Drum, Frontiers Café Bar
£3 OTD - Free admission with ticket stubs from any Afrovibes events


Join us at the Afrovibes Closing Party as we bid farewell to our South African guests and celebrate the end of the Festival. The Drum's Frontiers Township Café will become the ultimate African music hot spot as DJ Fenta Zulu and MC Appollon from the legendary Club Afrique are joined by Newstyle Radio's DJ Wali and DJ Fresh. Expect an amazing night of dance and music as we rock the Township Café with great classics and the latest hits from soukous, makosa, Afrobeat, reggae, hip hop and many more.

Also taking the stage for live performances will be a cappella trio The Soil presenting their stunning mix of township jazz, hip-hop, Afro-Pop and Afro-Soul, plus special musical vibes from the cast of Mamela, all hosted by Lit Fuse poets Amerah Saleh, Sipho Eric Dube and Nafeesa Hamid.

Tickets for the Closing Party are £3, but take your ticket stub from any of The Drum's Afrovibes shows, or any show at mac or Birmingham REP, and you'll to get free admission! The same ticket will also get you £1 off any Afrovibes shows at mac or Birmingham REP - and vice versa!

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