All Famine No Fame

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Kalk Bay: Popular busker, Mwalasha, sings for his supper.

A job posting on popular classifieds website, Gumtree, has triggered an outcry from local musicians.

The advert, titled ‘Resident drummer & bassist wanted’, was posted on 04 March. It solicits professional musicians to perform at a weekly open-mic event at the Brass Bell restaurant in Kalk Bay. The advert stated that successful applicants must provide their own instruments. Musicians were offered no remuneration but the venue could offer “a beverage on the house.”  Continue reading

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