2017 FNB Dusi Canoe
Carstens set to rock the FNB Dusi after party
Pietermaritzburg – The FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon gets underway from 16-18
February and longstanding sponsors Hansa Pilsner have pulled out all the
stops by acquiring the services of Springbok Nude Girls front man Arno
Carstens to perform at the race’s after party at the popular Hops Riverside.
Carstens, who needs no introduction, will be the headline act at the after
party with Durban-based duo The Kickstands, North Coast resident Qasandi as
well as Subway Run also performing for what should be a memorable party
following a busy three days of paddling.
Having played gigs all around the world in front of some huge audiences,
Carstens appreciates all of his performances and looks forward to
entertaining no matter how large the crowd and for him, Durban has a special
place in his heart.
“The city holds many a great tale of youth and fearless abandon. I remember
our first show as Springbok Nude Girls in Durban, there was sweat dripping
from the roof!” he mentioned.
“Since then I’ve performed in the beautiful city at least once a year.”
For many artists canoeing is a foreign sport due to its limited appeal to
the masses of sports fans in the country, for Carstens the Dusi is a race
that he follows which adds a little more significance to his performance
after the finish at Blue Lagoon.
“The Dusi has an incredible tradition and we are always aware when the race
“I am a canoeing fan, my wife and I paddled down the Lesse River in Belgium
surrounded by imposing river banks and medieval castles!” he added.
Carstens and his band have been known to put on hugely entertaining shows in
the past and with all of his experience through playing shows the world over
he is knows the importance of sizing up an audience and giving them what
“I have played at a lot of similar events so I understand how important it
is to try and get to grips with the audience and know what they need to have
a good time.
“We are really looking forward to playing at the event and are super excited
to get back to Durban, a city that we really enjoy playing in,” he
For music fans the festivities do not stop with Arno Carstens, who plays
from 7:30pm-8:45pm on Saturday because finishing off the evening is Qadasi
David Jenkins, also known as Qadasi is an accomplished Maskandi musician who
developed a deep passion for Zulu culture and music at a young age, growing
up in Empangeni, right in the heart of Zululand. It will be a fitting way to
bring a close to the greatest African canoe race and to celebrate your
success in style – with a bitterly cold Hansa.
FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon Official After Party brought to you by Hansa
Pilsner Line Up
The Subway Run 4pm-5:30pm
Kickstands 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Arno Carstens 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Qadasi (White Zulu) 9pm - 10pm
information can be found at www.dusi.co.za
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Paddlers will have the
opportunity, thanks to long-time sponsors Hansa Pilsner, to listen to the
addictive sound of Arno Carstens as he headlines the race after party at
the popular Hops Riverside on Saturday, 18 February.
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