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May-June 2013: "Sahara meets Indian" - ft. Guy Buttery (SA) & Alhousseini Anivolla (Niger)


With the support of DOEN and ProSound, African Synergy Trust, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française, present
South Africa – Swaziland - Zimbabwe
May/June 2013


Thu 23 May - The Bioscope, Johannesburg
8pm. R120
286 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct

Fri 24 May - State Theatre, Pretoria
7.30pm, R80 at the door / R60 Computicket
320 Pretorius Street

Sat 25 May - Africa Day, Bassline, Johannesburg

9pm, R150
10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown

Sun 26 May - The Book Cafe, Harare

139 Samora Machel Avenue

Wed 29 May - Acoustic Vibes, moyo Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

7pm, R100
1 Prince of Wales Drive, Parkview

Thurs 30 May - Alliance Francaise, Pretoria

6.30pm - free entrance
99 Rivier Street, Sunnyside

Fri 31 May - Alliance Francaise, Durban

7pm for 8pm, R90/Members of AF: R70
22 Sutton Crescent, Morningside

Sun 2 June - Bushfire Festival, Swaziland

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Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla met Guy Buttery in 2009 for the first time at “Guitafrika”, which featured African´s best guitarists. Linked with a very strong musical connection, they recorded a demo CD soon after and performed together at the Samesma festival in Mauritius in December 2009. 
Be sure to expect a highly creative show with new compositions from both sides and some collaborative work, world class guitar and vocal performing.


Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla is lead guitarist and singer of the world renowned desert blues band, Etran Finatawa. They were last in the region in 2009 for an extremely sucessful South African tour. Since 2004, Alhousseini has been constantly touring around the world, to date performing in 44 countries all around the globe. All three of his band’s albums were produced by World Music Network in London and have been highly acclaimed by international press. Over these past 9 years, Alhousseini has had the opportunity to meet and perform with famous musicians from around the world. He has jammed with Chicha Libre from L.A., Colin Bass UK, The Dhol Drummers, Eric Triton (Mauritius), Guy Buttery and Steve Newman South Africa, Andrew Bird (USA) and Malebo Mothema  (South Africa).

in 2011 he decided to start a solo career alongside his ongoing work with Etran Finatawa.  The result is his internationally acclaimed solo album “Anewal” (World Music Network).  Anewal “The walking man” is Alhousseini´s diary of his personal journey from the desert to the city, to the world stage and back again.


Guy Buttery studied Jazz at the Kwa-Zulu Natal Technikon and later on, at the Durban School of Music. 
Guy's debut album, When I Grow Up..., on the South African World/Jazz label, Sheer Sound, was nominated for Best Instrumental Album of the Year and Best Newcomer for 2002 at the South African Music Awards as well as being the youngest nominee in the history of the event. In 2003, the South African Rock Digest nominated When I Grow Up... as one of the top albums of the year. Guy's 2nd release, Songs from the Cane Fields, was also nominated for Best Instrumental Album in 2006 at the South African Music Awards.
Guy's 3rd album Fox Hill Lane went onto to win a South African Music Award in 2010 in the Best Instrumental category as well as winning two other major National awards including The Standard Bank Golden Ovation Award chosen out of 4600 performers at the 2010 National Arts festival in Grahamstown.
Guy Buttery performed, recorded and collaborated with South African and international musicians such as Madala Kunene, Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Nibs vd Spuy, Arno Carstens, Vusi Mahlasela, Greg Georgiades, Kesivan Naidoo, Gito Baloi, Jesse Clegg, Piers Faccini, Shawn Philips, Martin Simpson, Missy Higgins, Bob Brozman and Dave Matthews.
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