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30 Nov 2009



Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 9:00pm - 4:00am


Fong Kong Bantu Sound System present Swiss club sensation, Filewile, as part of Cape Town leg of their African tour. TThe dub-driven Filewile duo, Dustbowl (Andreas Ryser) and Dejot (Daniel Jakob), will perform with guest vocalist Joy Frempong and Mago Flück on bass, and will collaborate with Cape Town MC Rattex on the Cape Town leg of their tour.

Filewile began in 2003 as two mobile laptop street musicians, blasting the streets with their battery-driven mobile sound-system. They have recorded and performed with artists from all over the world, own a record label, and produce music for commercials, theatre and documentaries. Their sound is constantly evolving, from dub-influenced electronica and twisted hip hop, to jangling percussion from mistreated echo devices with cheesy synthesizers.

Rapper Rattex has developed a cult following and is known as a true Cape Flats soldier, representing Khaltsha (Khayelitsha) wherever he performs. His powerful lyrics in isiXhosa, English and Cape Flats slang address important social issues in his edgy, urban style.

Fong Kong Bantus – Real Rozzano, Boeta Gee, Dubmasta China and Ntone Edjabe – will be in session too with their usual brand of genre mash-ups.

R50 gets you through the door from 9pm.


Watch out, these congas have sharp pins in their skins

The congas in the photo were stolen recently.

A plea from Daniel Bloem:" if anybody hear something or see them please be so kind to contact me...Thanks so much!!!"

You can also contact me.

A few months ago some of drummer Jonno Sweetman's equipment was also stolen.

Music instruments are very expensive and these thieves will probably sell it for next to nothing, just to get a few bucks...

Please assist in getting Daniel's congas back?

27 Nov 2009

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They can work equally well as the originals. Some lens hoods do not come cheap. These are brilliant solutions.

17 Nov 2009

Jazz Flute Final Recital - Monique Van Willingh

Monique Van Willingh's Jazz Flute Final Recital

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Location: College of Music, C7


Monique Van Willingh: Flute/ Alto Flute/ Piccolo
Nick Williams: Piano
Shaun Johannes: Bass
Frank Paco: Drums
Bronwen Clacherty: Vibraphone/Percusiion
Lwanda Gogwana: Flugel Horn
Victor Tichart: Classical Piano

15 Nov 2009


An invitation from bassist Alistair Andrews:

All 3 of us (Alistair Andrews, Chantal Willie and Sammy Webber) will be working as a trio for the first time.

Since all 3 off us are working on other projects this event will not be repeated soon.

A video recording will be made of the performance /workshop.
The event is on the house (free)

So students, friends and enemies can come and enjoy the morning!!
Thanking you in advance.

CU Sat 28 Nov 2009 @ 11:am at Paul Bothner Music, Claremont.

11 Nov 2009

Mark Fransman & Akoustik Knot

Catch MAKESON BROWNE (Mark Fransman) & his new quartet, AKOUSTIK KNOT this THURSDAY 12 October 2009, 19:30 @ FOGEYS (old Railway house, Muizenberg). Call Magdeline @ (021) 788 3252 to book.

The quartet features, Brydon Bolton (double bass), Heinrich Goosen (drums & cymbals), Darren English (trumpet, flugelhorn & pocket trumpet) and Makeson Browne (saxophones, alto-clarinet and spoken word).

The group is about to release their debut album called, "Courting the Now", so come and catch them now and hear the music before it hits the streets!

For more information or bookings call John Belyeu @ 072 015 5888

08 Nov 2009



Journey 4 Sight n' Service is a fundraising event organised by the Kirstenbosch Lions Club, and is the first PPA cycle tour of the 2010 calendar. This a great way to lead up to the new fun ride season leading up to the Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour.

Journey 4 Sight n' Service has been in existence for the past 24 years. The event starts at the Cape Academy, Firgrove Way, Constantia and uses the roads of the South Peninsula. The ride will be the 25th anniversary of the tour and the first 1250 finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

The money raised from this event is used for sight and community service projects.
Exciting lucky draw prizes on offer.

Enter early and save substantially on the entry fee. Entry on the day of the event possible but please arrive early to register.

It’s a great ride. Looking forward to a bumper attendance.

Les Salo 082 789 7744
Anthony Doman 083 445 3049
Book on line:

02 Nov 2009

ARTSCAPE 10 : CELEBRATING 10 years of change ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE : 8 Nov 2009

Celebrating 10 years of change, diversity and a new name ARTSCAPE has planned a star studded evening of entertainment representing the rich cultures and performing arts of the Western Cape. ‘ARTSCAPE 10’ is to be held in the newly refurnished Opera House on Sunday 8 November 2009 at 19:00. Booking is open for this spectacular event directed by Paul Warwick Griffin. Janine Neethling is the musical director and Richard Cock will conduct the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO).

From laities to legends, classics to jazz, traditional and contemporary genres form the programme. And, together with the magic of the CPO, Sibongele Khumalo, Jazz Art Dance Theatre, Latosi 'Madosini' Mphahleni, the Umtyityimbo Dance Group, Zip Zap Circus, Jikeleza, André Schwartz, Laurika Rauch, Sibongile Mngoma, Emo Adams, Cape Town City Ballet, Vadhini Indian Arts Academy, African Chord Melodies and Voices of the Nation (Cape Town Opera), this unique occasion promises to be an unforgettable evening not to be missed.

Tickets for ARTSCAPE 10 cost R100 and R150 and may be purchased from Artscape Dial-a-Seat 021 421-7695, Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets or on line

Concert of Babu@Alliance Française 4 November 2009

Alliance Française Cape Town has organised some brilliant concerts and we have to be grateful for their contribution towards keeping the arts and culture alive.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, they are organising another exciting concert. If you have not seen Babu in action, here is your opportunity.

Wednesdsay 4 November
Concert of Babu @Alliance Française
20h / R40.
more info here

Alliance Française
155 Loop Street, Cape Town
021 423 56 99

Babu website:

"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

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