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23 Oct 2009

The Richtersveld

In a recent article one of South Africa's popular dj's made a comment why he loves South Africa - he said that you can get into your car, drive for 30 km and discover new places you have never been to, before.

Well, the Richtersveld is more than 30 km away from most of us. It is one of South Africa's very interesting places and recently went through a very successful land claims settlement.

Here are some links:

A friend of mine and his brother, recently made a trip through the Richtersveld. Here are some of their pictures:

Please note: pictures copyright - Adriaan and Marius Koen

21 Oct 2009


2009 SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Jazz Piano Competition Winner

Andre Petersen Trio
Chantal Willie (voice/double bass) Zap Mama / SAMRO Merit Winner
Kesivan Naidoo (drums) Babu / Standard Bank Artist of the Year
special guest performance by Feya Faku (trumpet)

Date : Sun 1 Nov '09
Venue : SABC Auditorium, Beach Road, Sea Point
Time : 7.30 pm
Entry : R 80 / R 60 (students/pensioners)

"The huge talent of this city musician is one to watch..." Cape Times
"…it is a great joy to notice Petersen’s roots and his superb piano playing." Nettavisen (Norway)

A panel consisting of SA most acclaimed educators / performers awarded Andre 1st Prize at the prestigious 2009 SAMRO Piano Overseas Scholarship competition.

Andre has recently returned from highly celebrated concerts in Norway and Sweden performing with acclaimed Norwegian saxophonist Morten Halle,most notably to a capacity filled Victoria Nasionale Jazz club in Oslo!

This concert will feature Petersen's cutting edge trio with special guest Feya Faku on trumpet, performing some of Petersen's original compositions. His eclectic musical inspiration draws from a broad array of musical influences such as indigenous SA music, colonial church hymns, Ghoema, Classical, Stride piano, Hip-Hop and beyond!

Andre will be pursuing a Masters Degree at the prestigious Lemmens Instituut in Belgium.

Booking essential! Tel: 078 868 1192 e-mail:

Kyle Shepherd fineART Quartet 30 Oct 2009

The Kyle Shepherd fineART Quartet with Kyle Shepherd (grand piano), Buddy Wells (sax), Shane Cooper (double bass) & Jonno Sweetman (drums) perform live at WELGEMEEND (map) on FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2009 at 8PM

Shepherd has just returned from highly celebrated performances in Amsterdam and Belgium. You can expect to hear original compositions from Shepherd’s Debut Album “fineART” and a some brand new material.
Bookings essential! R80.00 (R60.00 Students & Pensioners: proof required).
To book seats online, click here or
email call 079 256 9030

"It’s this ‘Proudly South African’ tradition that audiences can expect to hear" ... "which sees the multi-instrumentalist navigate an impressionistic collage of South African jazz sounds, from slam poetic minimalist re-imaginings of Afrikaans volksliedjies and Muslim calls to prayer, to goema groove deconstructions, tributes to Abdullah Ibrahim, Ngqawana’s philosophy of “Zimology” and more that, as the doyen of South African jazz scribes Gwen Ansell pointed out in Business Day recently: “live in the jazz world but are never imprisoned by it”. Miles Keylock (Mail & Guardian)

The Debut CD "fineART" is on sale at most leading CD Stores in SA including Musica Mega Store, Look & Listen, Jive City, Just CD, The African Music Store.

concert map

Photograph courtesy of The Glasshouse, Amsterdam -

18 Oct 2009

Spring Sunset

15 Oct 2009

Pan African Space Station Live 2009

The Pan African Space Station Live Events 2009 was great and very well supported. This was only the second one but we are looking forward to a bigger one in 2010. Neo, Ntone and Team, you guys are doing a brilliant job.

Besides the live music events, the studio discussions and events, the PASS intervention is a great place for networking. I met so many people and made many friends from musicians to dj's, photographers, writers, poets, writers, producers, event organisers, film makers and the oridinary you and me.

Here is a link to the PASS photostream on Flickr:

St George's Cathedral: War Chorale with Bheki Khoza

Slave Church: Wanlov the Kubulor

Slave Church: Toumani Diabate

Winston Mankunku Ngozi Tributes

13 Oct 2009

Go Well Winston Mankunku Ngozi

It is with much sadness that we heard about the passing on of a great South African Music legend, Winston Mankunku Ngozi on 13 October 2009.

"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk
"Jazz and freedom go hand in hand. That explains it. There isn't any more to add to it. If I do add to it, it gets complicated. That's something for you to think about. You think about it and dig it. You dig it..." Thelonious Monk

Hamba Kahle Winston Mankunku Ngozi - Tributes

PASS photostream