South Africa’s biggest musical export, Just Jinjer, touched down last weekend to perform at Barasti’s South African Freedom Day party, leaving the buzzing beach bar even more heavily populated than usual with citizens of the Rainbow Nation. The Twitter-happy trio had kept their fans updated throughout their stay in the city, and despite apparently being held up at Abu Dhabi airport, they were complimentary of their surroundings when they arrived in Dubai, tweeting ‘What an amazing vibe here at the moment, such an incredible place!’ before they took the stage. As ever in the busy expat watering hole, the crowd were in high spirits, and the contemporary rock band, as one attendee quite aptly put it, ‘rocked!’ to whoops and cheers from the gaggle of countrymen who turned out specially for the anniversary, as well as the many groups of other nationalities who found themselves willingly caught up in the celebration.

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