Top jazz artists, comedians to Rendezvous at the State Theatre in July

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Abigail Kubeka will appear at the State Theatre on 31 July 2015 as part of the theatre's weekly Jazz & African Music Nights.
Abigail Kubeka will appear at the State Theatre on 31 July 2015 as part of the theatre’s weekly Jazz & African Music Nights.

There are some exciting artists making their way to the State Theatre this month. The intimate Rendezvous Theatre has become known as the go-to place for the best in cabarets, jazz recitals, small and one-man shows.

July sees it playing host to Tshwane Comedy Nights, Jazz and African Music Nights and the much-anticipated 67 Minutes of Laughter shows that will benefit the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.

The Tshwane Comedy Night on 25 July 2015 will see comedians Pravesh Mungaldave, Farhan Esat and Suhayl Essa take to the stage along with newcomer Isuru under the theme “Chilli comedy for cold winter”.

Jazz and African music lovers are in for a treat. The Jazz and African Music Nights on 10, 17 and 31 July 2015 will see Africa Mkhize and Women in Music; Sifiso Khanyile and Sunnyboy; and Abigail Kubeka and the Viwe Jazz Ensemble take to the stage.

“As we gear ourselves for Vavasati International Women’s Festival inAugust, we celebrate women in Jazz and African music through the legendary jazz and African music programme.” said Aubrey Sekhabi, Artistic Director and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the State Theatre.

“This continuous music offering is meant to inspire our musician and avail performance platforms at all times. This is the biggest jazz and music platform in Gauteng.”

On 18 July, Tshwane Comedy Nights will be hosted as 67 Minutes Of Laughter as part of Mandela Day. The comedians will not only share a 67 minute set on stage, but most of them will also be hitting the streets for 67 minutes to physically sell tickets to the show. The show has one main object, which is to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children`s Hospital.

At 7pm, hosted by Tlholo-G, The Rendezvous presents Roro Gantsho, Nonkululeko Mthethwa, Malai Jones, Skholo Mayisa, Phillip Dikotla, Pablo, Mashiloane, Chantel Barnaard, and Zicco Sithole. Tickets cost R67.

The 8.30pm show will be hosted by Kedibone Mulaudzi and will feature top South African comedians such as Jay Boogie, Judy Jake, PelePele, Mdu Ntuli, Noko Moswete, Tshepo Sethosa, Pastor A, King Flat, Thabang ER and Bra Thabiso. Tickets cost R167.

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