A PLACE that has defied tolerance and contributed to the city's cultural revolution still rocks - and this time it is not doing so through its popular ragga music nights.
Well, they still happen there, and they still attract the crowds, even after their best-known exponents of the sound, Jahseed and Admiral, have moved their sessions to Newtown.
But this time it is the sound of Marimba, emanating from what used to be the Tandoor Underground venue, that attracts people. This place has now been turned into a studio that manufactures the centuries-old African marimba instrument.
Through Imvelo Productions a group of artist have come together to manufacture, sell and play this instrument, which they hope will attract the attention of World Cup visitors.
"This is our contribution to the diversity of African culture," Imvelo Production spokesperson Eric Mpobole said.
"We felt we had to show the world Africa's diversity, so we decided not to just play but to learn to manufacture and tune the instrument and sell it to those who are interested."
The other group members are Sam Ngcobo and Joseph Masuku. Prices of the instrument range from R2500 to R16000.