Concert For A Friendby 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.
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Image courtesy and © Kevin Goss Ross