Reggae, fun & laughter

Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels
GrandWest presents a stellar line-up of reggae, pop and comic entertainment on Thursday, 15 December at the Grand Arena, featuring Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, the top three 2011 Idols winners Dave, Mark and Crushandra, and comedian Kurt Schoonraad. Legendary pop-afro-reggae group Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels need little introduction.  The five-man band has previously shared the stage with musical luminaries such as Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Paul Simon, Gloria Estefan and closer to home, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Lucky Dube. They first gained widespread recognition with their rendition of the Eddie Grant classic Give me hope Jo’anna.  While their music offering is largely reggae, they do include popular mainstream cover versions of artists such as George Benson and Santana, to name a few. The top three 2011 Idols contestants form part of the evening’s entertainment.  Winner Dave van Vuuren, runner-up Mark Haze and third-placed Crushandra Forbes will perform together in Cape Town for the first time since the finals of the contest. During the course of the evening the delightfully manic Kurt Schoonraad will entertain the audience with his earthy humour and nutty take on life. Schoonraad also plays the lead role in the newly released local film Skeem, which scooped the Audience Choice Award at the recent Abu Dhabi Film Festival. The film competed against legendary directors such as Martin Scorsese and George Clooney, and Kurt received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the main character Richie Rich. The show starts at 20:00 and tickets are available from Computicket between R150 and R200.