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Concert For A Friend

by Roger Young / 19.08.2009

What is not always obvious to the casual music fan is that the business is not just made up of musicians, roadies and managers. There are many who perform seemingly peripheral roles that in actual fact keep the spirit of the live music scene alive. They often do it for little money and always for practically no recognition. Often it is only the musicians who pay these people any respect. One of these people is Zeta Pontin, who, on a limited budget, has provided backstage food and comfort to many a musician and music journo backstage at Splashy Fen., as well as being an integral part of many other festivals, including the Southern Cross Festival and music events.. She often works long hours and takes all kinds of flak from all kinds of people, purely for the love of the music.

And now Zeta is ill, she has suffered a brain aneurysm. As you can imagine of someone who does this kind of work, she has a limited healthcare plan. So it is especially fitting that the musicians she has so long served have stepped up to try raise the money for a much needed operation. This Sunday at Zacks Wilson Wharf in Durban will see a free concert being staged in the hope that people will come forward with donations. There are also many prizes and raffles involved, including the opportunity to win 50 tickets to White Mountain Folk festival. Bands performing include; Pocket Change, Avade, The Otherwise, Steve Fataar, Heels Over Head, Maisha and Dr Fly & The Nurses and a broad range of other Durban Musos. Come out in support of the people that keep the music playing.

Check out the event details on Facebook.

Image courtesy and © Kevin Goss Ross

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  1. kyra roberts says:

    thank you so much for writning such a beautiful artical about my mom! knowing that there is such amazing support out there is a comfort to the entire family! my brother and i are eternally grateful to all of you who’ve helped in any way with this whole ordeal! thanks you! see you all on sunday for a concert never to be forgotten.
    love kyra

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  2. mike dickman says:

    beautiful! – do it!

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  3. marlowe brien west says:

    …To Steve Fataar and friends and beautiful people everywhere…Sounds like the folks…and especially the music colonies…in Durban have it all together…The Family of Man is alive and flourishing in South Africa…I can sense an uncluttered love and mutual respect happening that would be so wonderful to catch on all around the planet…It just seems natural…It is what I would expect of my Children if I was God…Love To All…Prayers out Universally for ZETA PONTIN and her family and friends…This has got to be a super beautiful concert you guys…MBW…

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  4. Tara says:

    The Line-up…

    4:30 – 4:40 Drum Circle

    4:40 – 5:10 Fiona Tozer into Celtis (they spoke of some collab)

    5:20 – 5:35 Super Sonic

    5:45 – 6:00 Maisha

    6:10 – 6:25 The Otherwise

    6:35 – 6:50 Pocket Change

    7:00 – 7:15 Dr Fly & The Nurses

    7:25 – 7:40 Steve Fataar & Avatar

    7:40 – 7:55 AUCTION

    8:00 – 8:15 Avade

    8:25 – 8:40 Thots

    8:40 – 8:55 1ST LOT OF RAFFLES

    8:55 – 9:10 Shomon

    9:20 – 9:35 Heels Over Head

    9:35 – 9:50 2ND LOT OF RAFFLES

    9:50 – 10:05 Manuvah To Land

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