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Comedian Nik Rabinowitz and Hot Water for the Baxter

Comedian Nik Rabinowitz and the band Hot Water will perform at the Baxter for one night only on Tuesday 5 February.

Nik Rabinowitz will join the South African band Hot Water on stage at the Baxter Theatre on Tuesday 5 February 2013 for one night only in 'Celebrating the Communiversity', a benefit performance in aid of the visionary Communiversity of South Africa, an educational social enterprise that has been co-founded by entrepreneurs, educators, companies and students. The Communiversity aims to support young disadvantaged people finding a career worthy of their talents in an employment-relevant field. 

This entertaining double bill includes a guest appearance by another of Cape Town's talented comics, Siv Ngesi, whose recent hit show Race Card was a sell out at the same venue. 

Nik Rabinowitz was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town, a world of ride-by’s (on horseback), piano lessons, and unrelenting love and financial support from family members. He grew up on a farm, climbing trees and commentating on his own rugby games in at least three of South Africa’s eleven official languages. After graduating from UCT with a Business Science Degree and a large afro, Nik took off with a band of traveling actors and a herd of donkeys before discovering stand-up comedy one spring afternoon in 2001. In 2008 he was awarded “SA Stand-up of the Year” for having established himself as the world’s leading Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian. 

He’s performed alongside some of the country’s finest comics, including Marc Lottering and Riaad Moosa and starred alongside a selection of SA’s top stand-ups in Bafunny Bafunny, which included a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He followed that up with a television appearance on BBC 2’s Mock the Week. Nik currently presents “The Week that Wasn’t” for 702 & Cape Talk Radio, plays a host of characters in the online satirical production ZA News, and has produced and performed several hit one man shows. 

Hot Water’s music incorporates elements of traditional South African music (such as maskanda, township jive, kwela, mbaqanga, sakkie-sakkie, ghoema and kwasa kwasa) with folk, blues and indie-pop rock. Southern African music has a natural instinct for celebration and Hot Water’s live performances have a magical way of spontaneously warming any event. 

'Celebrating the Communiversity' starts at 7pm at the Baxter Concert Hall with tickets costing R150 each. There is a special package available at R295 per person that includes VIP seating and a pre event gathering backstage where audience members will be able to meet the artists involved. There will also be a lucky draw in which a new laptop will be given away. All proceeds will go to support students at the Communiversity. 


Issued by Allison Foat @ Diva PR

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