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Blue Note Tribute Orkestra: Ancestors breathe

Two musicians can play the same note on the same saxophone and yet, and yet there will be an indefineable difference. Something to do with the way the note vibrates. Something to do with the breath, with the landscape absorbed by the player, manifest in an aural abstraction. Sisonke Xonti has it. That quality that

The Borrow Pit: Jemma draws blood

The director of a mediocre musical designed to entertain rather than challenge its audience berates the actors during rehearsal. A little dictator of the stage, he lashes them for small lapses with highly personal insults. And they take it, apologise and play the line again, which leads to new insults. And again and again, the

Snow on passes could be disruptive

Oops, SA Weather Service says snowfalls may be heavier on mountain passes than expected and may even be “disruptive”. Take care and enjoy those African snowscapes! Windguru says frontal cloud will hit Grahamstown at 5pm. It’s windy now. Please find a summary of the expected weather for the Eastern Cape from the SA Weather Service: