Arts Fans Around The City Are Looking Forward To The Much Anticipated Launch Of Durban’s Red Eye
Arts fans across Durban have been brimming over with excitement for tonight as the legendary Red Eye returns to the art scene with a re-launch at The Bakery later this evening. For those unfamiliar with he Red Eye, it is a multi-genre arts festival last staged in the city several years ago.
Headed up by the lovely Suzy Bell, Red Eye hopes to stimulate the creative economy in Durban.The first Red Eye took place in 1998, with Ms Bell curating much of it, but closed a few years later after she had moved to Cape Town. Having never lost her love for the Durban art scence, Bell returned to assist in ensuring Durban creative talent gets recognition.
“Durban has a phenomenal cultural heritage and bristling cultural diversity which deserves respect and to be celebrated through strategic and synergistic arts activation through a long term visionary concept such as Red Eye Durban together, of course, with a host of cultural projects conceived by key cultural players in our beautiful creative city of Durban,” Bell has said.
Details About The Event Tonight
Tonight is a celebration of art and music. The great sounds of hip-hop heads, MINDCOAST ISA from Equatorial New Guinea. Contrasting sounds of THE SISTERS [of famed Black Math] who tease that they are ‘messy Garage-Stoner’ grooves. Also performing are THE VOLSUNGA SAGA w Abigael Thompson and her band, GUGZ & THE BAM BAM. THE KHOLWA BROTHERS also perform tonight.
A live performance by a wry and funny with a dark edged Mr Skaireeeee (Sibo Masondo) will be on along with some a live light painting installation by Natasha Jacobs along with her light painting of artworks on exhibit. There will be hotography and graphic art for sale by DustedInk, Sipho Sondezi, Suzy Lightning and Afreecan Concepts.
Poetry by Richard McGovern and soulful spoken word from emerging poetess, Noma Mkhize will be included in tonight’s line up. Support local talent by purchasing T-shirts and jewellery on sale from the Kente-cloth goddess, Siyasanga Tundzi.
RedEyeDurban takes place tonight from 6pm to midnight at The Bakery, 106 Khuzimpi Shezi (formerly Williams Road) Tickets areR100 at the door / students with card: R80. Children 12 and under enjoy free entrance.