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16 Dec 2010

ROSE KORBER'S - 19TH ART SALON

Cape Town has hosted many original and exciting events during the year, and for art lovers, the annual ART SALON, curated by noted art dealer and consultant Rose Korber, this exhibition adds to the cultural highlights for the festive season. An innovation, this year will be the inclusion of the 'Salon des Confusés' - a 'salon within a salon’ - presented by the much sought-after Cape Town curator and art theorist, Andrew Lamprecht. The salon opens on Thursday 16 December 2010 until 17 January 2011 at Rose Korber Art, 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town. Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm daily, including weekends and public holidays.

Two performances have been commissioned by Lamprecht for the opening on the 16 December at 12 noon and 3pm. It includes Gerald Machona's bittersweet reflection on the relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Angelique Kendall will explore the limits to which artists are prepared to push their physical boundaries in an endurance performance. There is no admission fee.

On Saturday 18th December at 11am Andrew will do a ‘Walkabout’ of the exhibition. Entrance is free, but booking is essential. Contact Rose Korber or Valerie Botha on 021 438 9152 or e-mail roskorb@icon.co.za.

Since its inception in 1992, the Art Salon has been a major enterprise, bringing together - under one roof - a large showcase of quality artworks in various media and styles: paintings, mixed-media works, original limited-edition prints, photography, ceramics, sculpture and contemporary Shangaan beadwork.

The aim this year is to present a comprehensive and diverse overview of the current state of South African art. Artists include much acclaimed, William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Simon Stone, Richard Smith, Robert Slingsby, Stephen Inggs, Deborah Bell, Diane Victor, Claudette Schreuders, Wendy Anziska, Pamela Stretton and Gerald Tabata.

Amongst the leading ceramic artists exhibiting are Louise Gelderblom, Hennie Meyer, Clementina van der Walt, Carolyn Heydenrych, Laura du Toit, Wiebke von Bismarck, Ralph Johnson, Kendall Warren and Melanie Hillebrand; while sculpture is well represented with works by Willie Bester, Norman Catherine, Kevin Brand and Jaco Sieberhagen.

Andrew Lamprecht will present a mix of younger, emerging artists, such as Georgina Gratrix, Stuart Bird, Ian Grose, Unathi Sigenu, ceramicist William Martin, and photographer Rose Kotze, alongside some well-known names - with a focus on the 'unusual, unexpected and surprising’.

For further information about this exhibition, please contact Rose Korber or Valerie Botha at ROSE KORBER ART - Tel 021 438 9152, Fax 021 438 6262 Mobile 083 261 1173 and 082 781 6144,
roskorb@icon.co.za
website: http://www.rosekorberart.com/

This 19th Salon promises to live up to the high reputation of its previous incarnations.

13 Dec 2010

Kyle Shepherd SOLO PIANO CONCERT Sat 18 Dec 2010

Kyle Shepherd the highly acclaimed and influential South African jazz pianist / composer and SAMA-nominee, will play a solo piano concert on Saturday, 18 December 2010, 8pm at the UCT College of Music, Rondebosch, Cape Town.


This will be Shepherd’s 10th solo piano concert since the launch of his solo career and debut album in 2009. He has performed solo concerts in Belgium, Swaziland and South Africa.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!
R60.00 (R40.00 Students & Pensioners)
To book seats online, click here or
email info@kyleshepherd.co.za call 079 256 9030

The concert will feature an entire evening of solo piano improvisations over variations of Shepherd's own compositional works which respected arts journalist Miles Keylock (Mail & Guardian), describes as "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 … 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'. "

DISCOGRAPHY:
"A Portrait of Home" 2010
"fineART" 2009

The UCT College of Music is located off Woolsack Drive, Rondebosch i.e. on the Lower Campus of UCT behind the Baxter Theatre.
View Campus Map

12 Dec 2010

MUSIC & WORDS - TRUDY RUSHIN and WAYNE BOSCH with Guests in concert

This is the third concert of her original music, where singer-songwriter Trudy Rushin has collaborated with guitar genius, Wayne Bosch. The first half of this concert will feature three exciting guest artists.


Guest artists:
Poet, DIANA FERRUS, who's just released her latest book, "I've come to take you home".
Vocalist MEGAN FRANCIS, who came 2nd in the 2010 Jazz Voice competition at Grand West.
Emerging young singer-songwriter, PETER LAVEY


DATE: Saturday, 18 December
TIME: 7pm
VENUE: Baran's Theatre Restaurant, Cnr Burg and Shortmarket Streets, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town city centre
TICKETS: R60

Trudy and Wayne met in 2008, when she returned to Jazz Workshop to continue working on her guitar playing. After a few months of lessons with him, they did a trio gig (with Shaun Johannes) as part of the Jazz at the Nassau concert series (Feb 2009). In July that year, they started a weekly gig at Food Lover's Market in Claremont, which lasted 14 months. They then worked at Cafe Adelphi in Sea point for a few weeks. In December 2009 and March 2010, they did concerts at Baran's, showcasing Trudy's original compositions, working with Nick Geffen on drums for the first one and Charles Lezar for the second. Myoga Restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel was where they performed on New Year's Eve, 2009. In April 2010, they performed two originals at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake survivors, at St George's Cathedral. In September, they recorded a 5-song demo CD.


If you'd like to have a meal before the show, please come at 6pm. Mezze platter for two, R50, and mezze platter for one, R30. Please note that the meal is not included in the ticket price for the show.

For tickets, contact Trudy: Cell 083 491 3048, e-mail rushintrudy@yahoo.com

http://alwaysrushin.blogspot.com

06 Dec 2010

‘PRESENT in the ORIGIN’ ‘Redefining the African roots of Jazz’

Shannon Mowday presents
MOTE and friends
A lecture/demonstration and performance
10 December 2010
Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Complex, Cape Town

Saxophonist and composer Shannon Mowday has been on the South African musical scene for many years having specialised in performing across all genres of music and styles ranging from Jazz, African, classical, rock, Afrikaans and symphonic music. She has performed with artists nationally and internationally such as Sibongile Khumalo, Ingrid Jenssen, James Morrison, Bugge Wesseltoft, Danilo Perez, has been a soloist with all the South African National Orchestras and was the winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2007. In an effort to expand her musical experiences, she has relocated to Norway and is pursuing an active career in the European music scene. She is presenting workshops and concerts with her newest Norwegian project, MOTE, as part of a South African / Swaziland tour. Musicians include Øyvind Brække (trombone), Erik Nylander (drums) and Anders Tveit (bass/electronics). In this project they will be collaborating with South African musicians, Shane Cooper (contrabass) and Dizu Plaatjies (traditional instruments, voice).

Free Lecture / demonstration at the Artscape Theatre from 3pm to 5pm:
Magnifying or enhancing small musical cells from selected source material, information is manipulated either electronically or naturally through each different musician’s sensors or filters according to their individual perspectives. It is then reprocessed and together with compositional tools, improvisation and interconnected synergy, new musical structures as a collective are formed. This combines the worlds of jazz, modern, electronica, African, folk, world, free improvisation, classical and in essence embodies the fusion of all these musicians experiences and those they encounter moving towards a non-labelled genre.
• There will be an opportunity to perform with MOTE in a collaborative jam session
• Workshop is aimed at participants who have an interest in contemporary improvised music
• The Artscape canteen will be open for early supper or bring your own

Followed by a performance at 7pm – Tickets: R100
Essentially the roots of jazz are said to be found in Africa and this is an exploration from the present state of Jazz, back to the roots with a modern perspective.


Mote will present a straight ahead, contemporary jazz set in line with modern jazz and improvising concepts. Followed by a collaboration with Dizu Plaatjies, using traditional African musical concepts as the source and together with each musician’s individual perspective, experiences, improvisational and compositional tools to find a ‘meeting place’ (‘Møte’ – Norwegian) of nonlabelled genre, in essence re-interpreting the supposed origin of jazz with a ‘present’ perspective.

Tickets are available from:
The Artscape Box Office as of December 1st 2010.
Office hours are 9am to 5pm.
At the door on the 10th of December, from 6pm
For more information call Dwyn on 082 331 4062

23 Nov 2010

Celebration of African Culture and Heritage - 28 November 2010

Afro Pan Project is a collaboration of musicians and artist - our main aim is to create platform, opportunities for up, and coming performers in any art form. Hence, we will be hosting an annual music, arts & culture show at New Africa Theatre in Athlone, on the 28th November 2010. This year’s theme: Celebration of African Culture and Heritage through Music and Art.

Last year we had a good show and well attended, regardless of the fact it was our first initiative, therefore we are optimistic about this year’s spectacular event.


Should you require more information, please kindly contact our event coordinator Thabo Motau on 073 522 4894, email: thaboshanti@yahoo.com

20 Nov 2010

ESTHER MILLER - A Jazz Odyssey

Jazz Vocalist Esther Miller makes a welcome return to her home town for the second year running with a concert at the NMMU South Campus Auditorium, Port Elizabeth, on the 5th of January 2011.On this occasion she will be accompanied by Cape Town Guitarist, Wayne Bosch and Threes Company Trio.


...Esther was born and raised in Port Elizabeth and matriculated from Gelvandale High school where she sang in the school choir, enjoyed sprinting in the athletics team and was elected head girl in her final year.

Since 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of her matriculation from that institution, Esther has decided to make a donation to the school’s cultural projects, most notably the school band and girl’s soccer team.

Esther sought early musical inspiration through her parents’ record collection and as soloist in the Springdale Congregational church choir. She studied medicine in Cape Town, but soon gave in to the lure of jazz.
She then honed her technique with classical singing lessons with the late Suzi van Dijk and delved into jazz history to take her inspiration from Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Blossom Dearie as well as the jazz/pop of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

In South Africa she has worked with some excellent players, including the late guitarist Johnny Fourie, saxophonists Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Robbie Jansen, Ezra Ngcukana, bassist Basil Moses, drummer Kesivan Naidoo and the late Errol Cuddumbey.

Her most recent PE performances were two hugely successful shows at Uptown Theatres in January 2010. She was also one of the featured artists at the 2007 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Esther has been resident in the UK for a number of years and has a growing reputation on its jazz scene.

Her recently recorded fourth album, A Place in the Sunlight, was released in July 2009 and has been featured on many radio stations in South Africa.

"A Jazz Odyssey" will feature the music which has been part of Esther’s 20 year journey as a jazz singer. She will be supported by Cape Town Guitarist, Wayne Bosch, who will be flying in especially for the concert and Threes Company Trio, comprising of John Edwards – Piano, Tim Robinson – Bass and Devon van Rooyen - Drums


"… a spell-binder. Voice, style and presence – she’s got it all."
Humphrey Lyttelton BBC Radio 2

"…and so she impresses with individuality as well as grace".
Mike Butler, Manchester Evening News, Dec '09

Tickets are available at Computicket at a cost of R100; 105; R110
Tel: 083 915 8000
Web: http://www.computicket.com/

www.myspace.com/esthermillersings

Special Thanks to Michael Barry and staff at NMMU; Winston Petersen and NMMMA; Angela Miller; Event Hire

15 Nov 2010

WAVESCAPE SURF FILM FESTIVAL 2010 CAPE TOWN

The seventh annual Wavescape Surf Film Festival kickstarts the 2010 summer season in Cape Town with a bumper crop of adrenaline-charged surf movies.

Presented by the Save Our Seas Foundation, the festival (from December 1 to 19) focuses on the critical plight of the world’s oceans, and surfing development in South Africa.

The festival begins with the Wavescape Surfboard Art Exhibition from December 1 to 7 at the trendy Cape Town restaurant Depasco Cafe. Twelve surfboards decorated by artists will go on auction on December 8. Proceeds go to ocean charities, including the SOSF, NSRI and Shark Spotters, with a special board decorated by township children to be auctioned on behalf of the Ticket to Ride Foundation’s surfing development programme.

Also to be auctioned will be a mini-surfboard reshaped from a broken board, part of the My First Surfboard Project. Every year, thousands of broken surfboards end up in dumps and landfills, and are environmentally toxic. The project turns broken boards into new boards for beginner surfers who can’t afford them, transforming junk into transforming a kid’s life.
The film section of the festival begins with the open-air free screening of Scratching the Surface on Clifton Fourth Beach on Friday December 10 after the sun goes down. The film includes cutting edge camera technology in use by pioneering surf filmmakers.

Thousands of like-minded people gather on the beach with picnics from early in the evening to enjoy a long, languid summer evening. Indoor films will be screened at the Brass Bell in Kalk Bay from December 12 to 15 and at the Labia Theatre on Orange from December 16 to 19.

Prize giveaways from official surfing sponsor Quiksilver and Roxy will be randomly handed out to members of the audience throughout the festival, with three Sector 9 skateboards and surfboard giveaways added to the loot at Clifton Fourth.
According to curator of the festival Spike from Wavescape.co.za, the festival offers the most diverse line-up of films since the first Wavescape festival in 2004.
"There is something for everyone, from the usual soulful visuals and underground soundtracks to the hot moves of the now generation. Among others, Modern Collective and Scratching the Surface showcase the most awe-inspiring waves of the world and the outrageous aerial and other skills of the new guard, including Julian Wilson, Dusty Payne, Dane Reynolds and South African Jordy Smith.
"However, we also represent the darker side of surfing. Sea of Darkness exposes the sometimes grisly, drug-scarred underbelly of the surf travel dream, while the award-winning Lives of the Artists documents a freakish French snowboarder, crazy Irish surfers and an angry British punk band in their quest for the salt-encrusted, powder-snowed, guitar-ghettoed grail of their inner artist."
"Fibreglass and Megapixels brings to life the vivid digital world of surfing photography, featuring top South African photographer Pierre Tostee. We also have a special screening of End of the Line, a scary film about the extinction of fish that has caused a global stir, and two films about how surfing can transform the lives of the disadvantaged: Surfing Favelas (Brazil) and Somewhere in Tapachula (Mexico).”

Films are R30 per person at the Labia and Brass Bell. For details call the infoline 079 0260 669 or http://www.wavescape.co.za/

30 Sep 2010

Frank Paco & The CT Young Lions feat Rodrigo Galvao

Frank Paco will be hosting a World Jazz performance this Saturday 2nd of October, featuring a vibrant Brazilian Percussionist and the CT Young Lions who are emerging so fast into the limelight of Cape town's Jazz scene with their skillful performance.

Frank Paco(drums) - Performance with the band Queen backing artists such as Bono, Jimmy Cliff, , Angelique Kidjo, Dave Stewart, Andrews Bonsu, Johnny Clegg, Brian May, Peter Gabriel at 46664 concert.
Other concerts with: Jonathan Butler, Ronny Jordan, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Dludlu, VJR, Tucan Tucan, Loading Zone to name a few…

Rodrigo Galvao is co - founder member of Brazil and Australia's most sought after band "Samba Mundi".
He has vast drumming and percussion playing experience.

Darren English a Young Dynamic Trumpet Player who has studied in the Norwegian Music Academy and now at UCT, he is rising so fast as one of the best performers and making a name for himself in the Cape's Jazz Scene.
He has also performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Hailing from Mozambique Helder Gonzaga  on Bass, has just returned from a Scandinavian Tour. He is a genius pulling the bass strings.

Nick Williams on Piano is one of the most Sought after Session Musician in the city, he also leads his own Jazz Trio.

Nathan Carolus on Guitar, has just performed extensively in the Middle East as well as in the local Jazz Scene.

The Rainbow Room at Mandela Rhode's Place, Cnr Church and Burg Streets.
Entrance to the building's parkade is in Burg Street

The show will commence at 8.30PM,Saturday 2 October 2010
Adm is R60.
Student Adm fee R40

For bookings at the Rainbow room please contact Sarah on 021 422 1428

26 Sep 2010

Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Southern African Tour 2010

Pro Helvetia Cape Town, the Swiss Arts Council, presents a Southern African tour by Imperial Tiger Orchestra a Geneva-based music group that performs songs from the Golden Age of Ethiopian modern music (1969 - 1978)
featuring
Endres Hassan from Ethiopia playing the Masenqo

Inspired by the Golden Age of Ethiopian modern music (1969-1978) Imperial Tiger Orchestra is soon to hit the live music spots of Southern Africa. Their tour includes Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban as well as Harare and Maputo and is presented by Pro Helvetia Cape Town, the Swiss Arts Council.

While preserving the natural beauty of the Ethiopian melodies and sound, this six-piece Geneva-based orchestra is not to be mistaken for a covers band. Improvising and experimenting, the musicians explore uncharted territories with their powerful instrumentation of horn, percussion and keyboards, adding distortion and noise to the revamped and reworked original vocal songs with the sax or keyboard replacing the singer.


Embracing dark hypnotic rhythms, obsessive basslines and grooves from electronic music, the orchestra surprise and impress with their use of the traditional Thai "phin" guitar together with the traditional Ethiopian "kebero" percussion. Band members include leader Raphaël Anker (trumpet), John Menoud (baritone saxophone), Alexandre Rodrigues (keys), Cyril Moulas (bass guitar and phin), Julien Israelian (drums) and Luc Détraz (percussion).


A special feature of their Southern African tour is the inclusion of Ethiopian musician Endres Hassen, who plays the masenqo, a traditional single-stringed violin.

Their first performances are at the Pan African Space Station (PASS), on Wednesday 29 September at 19h00 at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town and on Friday 1 October they perform at the Albert Hall, 208 Albert Road, Wood Stock, Cape Town at 22h30. Tickets for both venues are R30 if booked through Computicket or R50 at the door.

On Saturday 2 October, the Tigers perform at The Mannenberg, Harare at 21h00. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Thursday 7 October they are in Maputo at encontrARTE, CCFM at 20h30. Tickets cost 200MZN at the door.

Friday 8 October, at the Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg. Performance time is 21h00 and tickets cost R60 at the door.

Their final concert is on Saturday 9 October at 19h30 at the Poetry Africa Finale, BAT Centre, Durban. Tickets are R50 at the door.


Founded by Raphaël Anker, Imperial Tiger Orchestra began with an invitation from Cave12, the legendary experimental live music event in Geneva. Given carte blanche to play what he liked, Anker took the opportunity as an admirer of Ethio-Jazz to experiment with a particular music scale, common in Ethiopian music and what they played at the start of their union was more in the style of free jazz and ‘noise’.

In 2009, the group’s commitment to Ethiopian music was sealed when they, via an invitation from Francis Falceto (the curator of the anthology series “Ethiopiques”), performed at the Musiques Ethiopiennes festival in Addis Ababa. By all accounts, the group was the sensation of the festival, impressing Falceto, established Ethiopian musicians as well as local audiences.

Raphaël Anker says, ‘We are very excited about playing with Endres. The masenqo is really important in traditional Ethiopian music and it presents a challenge for us to incorporate this into our sound. Endres is considered today as one of the best players in Ethiopia’.

For more information about Imperial Tiger Orchestra and their tour contact Eitan Prince at Pro Helvetia Cape Town 021 465 9033 / 083 254 8789 http://www.prohelvetia.org.za/
www.myspace.com/imperialtigerorchestra

25 Sep 2010

World Record at Earthwave Beach Festival 2010

EARTHWAVE BEACH FESTIVAL
Guinness World Record attempt + Longboard and SUP contests
Surfing and sustainable lifestyle event
Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 September 2010
Muizenberg, Cape Town


There will be action aplenty at the Earthwave Beach Festival at Muizenberg this weekend as Cape Town’s surfers try to break the Guinness World Record of 110 riding on the same wave alongside talks and displays on environmental issues, a photographic exhibition, contests for Longboard surfers and Stand Up Paddleboarders (SUP) and fund raising for worthy causes, before reaching a climax at a huge after-party on Sunday evening.

The fourth annual Earthwave event also features plenty of activities for youngsters, including a Dig for Gold with thousands of Rands in prizes, development surfing, a survey on starting a local surfers environmental organisation, calculating your carbon footprint, a tourism quiz with prizes, free books and CD’s on sustainable lifestyles, free beverages from Loaded Smoothies and Monster Energy and loads of give-aways, sticker showers and competitions.

The highlight will be the Guinness World Record attempt on Sunday, when even more than the 443 surfers of all ages who set the record last year are expected to take to the surf in sunny weather and ideal one metre rolling waves. Registration of participants starts at 10am and all participants line-up on the beach in a spectacular display of the diversity of the surfing lifestyle at 12.30.

Entering the surf at 12.55, half a dozen or more attempts will be made between 1pm and 2pm to get more than 110 surfers riding the same wave for 5 seconds or more. This all takes place under the watchful eye of the Shark Spotters (who will have additional staff on duty), a pair of Billabong / Monster Energy Jetskis in the surf and the reassuring presence of a flotilla of NSRI craft behind the break while highly trained paramedics from Medics in Motion and also the local Lifeguards are on-hand for any eventualities on the beach.

The Ticket to Ride Foundation will be bringing 15 rookie surfers from Masiphumelele to participate in the record attempt. Using surfboards and wetsuits kindly provided by Surfing South Africa as part of surfing’s national controlling body’s transformation program, which is supported by Sport & Recreation SA and the Lotto, the youngsters will also enjoy a hearty meal donated by Compass Bakery.

The festival gets underway at 8am on Saturday with a nationally rated Longboard surfing event run by the WP Longboard Club that has attracted top exponents from all over the country where the winners will be crowned on Sunday morning. The Coreban SUP races run between 10am and 12noon on both days and will utilise an ‘M’ shaped course through the surf that ensures spectators will be close to the action in this burgeoning watersport discipline.

All-day activities on both days include the works of renowned photographer Nic Bothma who will be displaying images from previous Earthwave events and also big-wave action around the Peninsula. There is also the opportunity to get some exercise and raise some funds for Spin 4 Charity, who will be conducting trials for the their own 24 hour Guinness World Record attempt at next year’s Earthwave festival.

Well known environmental organisations such as 350.org and the 90 x 2030 Project will be presenting talks on climate change and sustainable lifestyle options and 3rd Rock Energy will display solar and wind turbine energy generators. The Climate Action Partnership will calculate your carbon footprint, with prizes for those with the lowest impact on the environment, and there will also be a display and information on marine creatures by Save Our Seas and the Shark Spotters.

The event is supported by the City of Cape Town with the Environmental Resource Management Dept have providing copies of their excellent Smart Living Handbook in print and digital versions for those seeking the best way to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, along with copies of their guide to Western Cape Beaches. And Cape Town Tourism will be hosting a quiz with prizes just after 12noon on Saturday.

Spectators and participants alike can show their support for the meritorious efforts of the Sunflower Fund on behalf of leukemia sufferers by purchasing a Bandana at Earthwave and wearing it during the world record attempt.

Earthwave is supported by Loaded Smoothies, who will be dispensing their range of delicious and nutritious health drinks to participants and spectators, and will distribute tens of thousands of Rands of branded products in competitions, a raffle and competitions.

Products up for grabs include top-of-the-range footwear from Kustom, chairs using environmentally friendly materials designed by TV personality Aidan Bennetts, top-class Derevko Wetsuits, Hemporium bags and apparel made from environmentally friendly hemp, clothing and accessories from O’Neill, Caves Surfwear and Billabong, sunglasses from VonZipper, shoes from New Balance and surf wax from Palmers.

There are also magazines from Zigzag, vouchers from top restaurants such as the Empire Café, Rafikis and Octopus’s Garden, a year’s subscription of surf forecast SMS’s from Wavescape and Bulk SMS and much, much more.

The 2010 Earthwave Beach Festival culminates in the Corona Earthwave After-Party at the recently renovated Brass Bell in Kalk Bay starting at 5.30pm on Sunday. Starring surf band Little Kings, the after party will also feature the Corona promo-girls, surf movies from the Wavescape Film Festival, more prizes and give-aways and the announcement of the official number of surfers on one wave earlier in the day.

For further information see the Program of Events at http://www.kahunasurf.co.za/kp/earthwave-2010/ and the Facebook group Earthwave Beach Festival 2010 where video footage on how seriously participants train for the event, produced by the Fabulous Boomtown Boys, can be viewed.


The Earthwave Beach Festival is produced by Kahuna Promotions and proudly supported by Wavescape, the official online and surf forecasting partner for Earthwave.

Contact kahunasurf@mweb.co.za for details on how to become part of this sustainable lifestyles initiative

15 Sep 2010

PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION 2010


"The Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a 30-day music intervention on the internet and in venues across greater Cape Town from September 12 – October 12.

It is an initiative of the Cape Town based curatorial team of Ntone Edjabe and Neo Muyanga (the Heliocentrics), in partnership with the Africa Centre. Now in its third year, PASS continues its cross-cultural and cyber-spatial exploration, bringing together diverse pan-African sounds from ancient techno to future roots."


Check out the website at http://www.panafricanspacestation.org.za/.

Watch out for the live in studio events or just pop in at 44 Long Street, Cape Town.


Also, do not forget about the Live Events they are staging across Cape Town from Tuesday, 28 September 2010 until Saturday, 2 October 2010. PASS "...plays host to genre-busting music outfits from global Africa dedicated to exploring new musical territory."


Be sure to book your tickets early at Computicket. tel:083 915 8000, 083 131, 011 340 8000

Pan African Space Station

On FaceBook: Pan African Space Station - the sound of 21st century Afriglobalism

Flickr: PASS_2010's photostream

...And if you do not believe this, go check out Bianca, the otha ship in St George's Mall, Cape Town...

04 Sep 2010

TRIBUTE TO EZRA NGCUKANA

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WAS POSTPONED.
TRIBUTE TO EZRA NGCUKANA

Venue: Swingers Jazz Cafe, Wetton
Date: Sunday 03 October 2010
Time: 18H00 till late

Musicians free....

ALL WELCOME FOR JAM SESSION

Donation: R50

RSVP: Tribute 078 6652 167

blackstarartspro@yahoo.com

THIS EVENT WILL BE SUPPORTED BY TOP CAPE TOWN BANDS AND MUSICIANS, LEGENDS AND UPCOMMING ARTISTS, PRODUCERS, PROMOTERS, FILM MAKERS, MANAGERS. MUSICIANS WILL BE INDOCTRINATING THE LEGACY OF GOOD SOUNDS EZRA LEFT WITH US.

01 Sep 2010

ATHLONE ACADEMY OF MUSIC - Annual Jazz Concert 2010

"The Athlone Academy of Music (AAM) is a non-profit organisation established in 1994 with the sole aim of providing music tuition within the Athlone area. This initiative has now expanded and has grown to include the greater Athlone community residing along the Klipfontein corridor including Langa, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Retreat, Steenberg, Atlantis and Malmesbury to name but a few."

The aim of the AAM is to "To identify and develop the musical talents of persons from historically disadvantaged communities and others."

On Saturday, 4 September 2010, the AAM is having their Annual Jazz Concert. Top jazz artists who will feature include Melanie Scholtz, Richard Caesar, Basil Moses, Zelda Benjamin ,Connolly Big Band ,Geroes (with Tyrone Appollis) , Mamela and more.


4 September 2010, 15:00 - 18:00
Athlone Civic Centre
Admission : R70.00
Block Bookings of 20 or more @R50.00 p/p

Please contact the Director Thurston Brown @ 078 220 4655 or office 021 697 2120
mwaamus@mweb.co.za

Athlone Academy Of Music

29 Aug 2010

Living Guitar Legends Concert

Living Guitar Legends Concert
Fri-Sat: 20:00
Sun: 18:00
17, 18, 19 September 2010
Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone
Bookings:021 6371268



The Living Guitar Legends Concert is a cross cultural performance featuring a stunning lineup of South Africa’s well known soloists: on Guitar, Saudiq Khan, James Grace, Hilton Schilder, Tony Cox, Steve Newman, Greg Georgiadas, Errol Dyers. Cajon player Robert Davids and Bass player Andre Webb, join Khan’s Trio. This concert includes a mixture of guitar styles including original compositions, goema, ethnic,traditional langarm, flamenco, and classical.





The first half showcases the guitarists playing solo revealing the innate history of each player and his journey through time, while the second half is a cross pollination and a coming together of different genres which reveal a kaleidoscope fusion of speed, accuracy and high energy.





Promoted by All Music Promotions

27 Aug 2010

Cape Town Goema Orchestra - Goema Symphony No. 1 update

With names like Mac McKenzie, Rayelle Goodman, Petra Hofmeyr, Sarah-Jane Frith, Vincente Espi, Matthijs van Dijk, Derek Gripper, Natalie Mason, Jeanette Claassen, Robert Jeffery, Theresa Bur...ger, Natasha Otero, Brydon Bolton, Spencer Mbadu, Wesley Valentine, Darryl Andrews, Gerand 'Aykes Swatz, Dave Williams, Heather Roth, Louisa Theart, Jody Engelbrecht, Simon Bates, Ernestine Deane, Hilton Schilder, Eugene Trofimczyk, Brian de Goede and Madosini - this is an event not to be missed.


The Cape Town Goema Orchestra sees the collaboration of a stellar cast of Cape musicians for the inaugural performance of Mac McKenzie's composition "Goema Symphony No. 1" at 8pm on Saturday 28 August 2010. The performance takes place at the SABC Studios Auditorium in Sea Point (Cape Town) and tickets cost R100. For Bookings Please Call 079 7263582.


Promo Video :: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dg-e65r2HU


The Cape Town Goema Orchestra is an ensemble that includes Mac's musical "brother," bandmate from The Genuines and The Goema Captains of Cape Town and long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist Hilton Schilder. Mac will be leading the orchestra on electric guitar while Hilton plays percussion, melodica and mouth bow. Also participating are highly-acclaimed bow player, Langa resident Madosini as well as renowned vocalist Ernestine Deane (of Moodphase 5ive and Dub For Mama fame). Experimental classical guitarist Derek Gripper and violinist Rayelle Goodman also feature in the star-studded 25-piece collaboration.


The instrumentation of the symphony includes traditional Khoi-San bows, African mbira and marimba, Cape Malay banjo and a melodica to reproduce the Boere Orkes tones of the accordion/concertina. Mac believes that Goema is the most representative style in South Africa, assembling and reflecting our country’s diverse cultural influences. Mac's Goema draws on the spirit of the moppies and liedjies of Klopse culture but, with his symphonic approach, he illustrates that there is enormous scope for the style to expand. "Goema Symphony No. 1" is expected to spearhead a series of symphonies and performances. Mac's hope is that universities will start paying attention to Goema rather than showing blind preference for European and North American traditions.


More info at http://www.profoundlysouthafrican.co.za/

15 Aug 2010

Percussion & Drums


20 August 2010 · 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tafelberg Restaurant & Bar
6 Roodehek Terrace,
off 105 Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Please call: 021 465 6852/6864

http://www.thetafelberg.co.za/

http://www.indabamusic.com/people/danielbloem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyFNuEu_1fQ

Ezra Ngcukana - Funeral Arrangements

Memorial
Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 16:00 - 20:00
Gugulethu Sports Complex

Funeral
Saturday, 21 August 2010 10:00 am
Gugulethu Sports Complex

Please note that from 15:00 until 22:00 there will be some music and cultural activities at the Gugulethu Sports Complex to celebrate the life of the great Ezra Ngcukana.
If you want to partake in the activities please call Ntando

For more info
Please call Ntando: 0786652167
or 0768604980

12 Aug 2010

Cape Town Goema Orchestra - Goema Symphony No. 1

"The Cape Town Goema Orchestra is a 25-piece Mac McKenzie ensemble featuring strings and brass as well as mouth bows, marimbas and mbiras. Mac’s composition 'Goema Symphony No. 1' will be performed at SABC Studios Auditorium on Saturday 28 August 2010 at 8pm. Promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dg-e65r2HU"


Yes, a symphony from one of the Goema Captains. It may sound a bit eccentric, but Mac is known to push boundaries, from the music of Charlie Parker to the Goema and Minstrel music of Cape Town.

SABC Studios Auditorium
209 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Saturday 28 August 2010, 20:00
Entrance: R100
For Bookings Please Call 079 7263582

More info at http://www.profoundlysouthafrican.co.za/

10 Aug 2010

Hamba Kahle Music Giant Ezra Ngcukana

Music Giant, Ezra Ngcukana passed away yesterday, 9 August 2010. A well educated musician, with two degrees and who had a big influence on his peers and young musicians. A man who unselfishly paid his dues over and over.

Hamba Kahle Ezra Ngcukana.


Tributes:

sad news again: Ezra Ngcukana died yesterday morning in his sleep. This is
a big loss for South African Jazz. He was a brilliant musician with a good
sense of humor, "let's Rock 'n' Roll" his motto. And he was also an
outstanding educator: without him no award winning "Little Giants". Ezra,
we will sorely miss you.

We send our most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Regards

Andreas, George and Regina and all musicians of Jazz Potjie Projects

http://www.jpp.co.za

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John Edwin Mason

Ezra Ngcukana, South African Jazz Great, 1954 - 2010

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I knew Ezra’s work with Cape Flats youth musicians. "Why don’t I see you performing these days, Ezra?" "I asked a few months ago. "Because I prefer to just spend my time grooming the youngsters. I’m tired of playing, I don’t need to play anymore", he answered. Irony strikes when he appears in Grahamstown this year playing with another late-great Robbie Jansen, and in July on 10 July 2010 at Nikki’s Oasis in Johannesburg!

I found out about his death from Thando (‘Earnest’) Ngodwane whose Black Stars Production group had benefited greatly from Ezra’s mentorship. This young and zesty entertainment-preneur had added Ezra to his board of directors. Ezra spent most of his time just advising and encouraging. Ezra, of course, is no new Mentor to youth groups, having co-created The Little Giants with pianist George Werner. I remember driving Ezra and several 'little giants' to Grahamstown for their very first participation with the National Youth Jazz Festival sometime 2001. And that was my first visit, also, to Grahamstown. It was a long drive, but Ezra and I had long chats along the way. His humility and dedication to youth exuded forth his desire to see the underclad and less known talents enabled and exhibited.


"But I miss hearing you, Ezra," I pined when I next saw in sometime in March 2010. "Nah, I enjoy just working with these young ones – so innocent," he replied with his usual understanding smile.

"Bra, I truly miss you now!" I am saying in my alone state. Those who learned from this music educator, with his own magical informal style of operating, will show forth to our communities what Ezra really meant to them. Let the gongs bong!

Posted: Carol Martin, Capetown, 11 August 2010

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My first exposure to live jazz was at about 12 years old with the Henry February band who at the time boasted a frontline of Ezra on tenor, brother Duke on trumpet, Winston on tenor and later Willy Haubrich on trombone. In the rhythm section was the man, Mr Feb on piano, my Dad, Robert Davids was on percussion, Max Diamond on drums and Basil Moses on electric bass. A few years later my forays into the world of the professional musician came courtesy of Ezra Ngcukana. I was his self appointed, or might it have been, self inflicted roadie, this at the still naive age of 19 years old. Man did I get into trouble, but wow, did I learn a lot!

Everything I got to know about the great horn men of the period and bebop both historically and its musical language was through Ezra and drummer Max Dyamani, aka Max Diamond. I also got the taste of the life of the jazz muso, the women, the booze, the hard edged lifestyle. The three of us travelled to and from gigs in Gugs, Manenberg, Lansdowne and Mitchells Plain in my little Mini which often threatened to topple over because of how much it listed to one side due to Ezra's disproportionate weight! As I drove they navigated me through the harmonic language, stylistic nuances and phrasing of the masters, Parker, Gillespie, Powell, Monk, Miles, Roach, Philly Joe Jones et al. Just as well that they navigated musical language because Ezra never drove and Max always got us lost, even when it was directing you to his pad in Gugs!

I loved when Ezra would sing the heads and horn solos of tunes for me like Straight, No Chaser; Four and More; Donna Lee in his soprano voice (hip, if not odd for such a big guy), or Max would explain one drummer's cymbal technique from the other as we drove mindful of the dangers of being arrested for either driving over the limit or worse, breaking the curfew in the townships. We lived dangerously during that tumultuous period of the early eighties and were charged by the political climate and the talk of a revolution and by reading Trotsky, all the while we were feeding our souls with Trane and Miles and Monk. I learned all the jazz standards through these journeyed lessons and would only hear the original recorded versions much later, but by this time, I would have an in-depth understanding of the jazz vocabulary and the exponents that pioneered the bebop movement. This invaluable experience and first hand tutorship gave me my great love for bebop and which was directly attributable to Ezra Ngcukana and Max Diamond.

I worked many times with Ezra through the years and his genius was something he always took for granted. He would musically land on his feet with little effort, regardless of the situation. Ezra was like our Sugar Ray Leonard of the Tenor, he played hard, punched hard and always nailed the song. He could flippantly toss off complex phrases at break neck tempo's with perfect intonation... while being so intoxicated he could not even stand! He was a mathematical genius as well and this made him the perfect improvisor, his knowledge of harmonic motion was far superior to any of his peers at the time.

When Ezra gave that mischievous smile before he soloed, you could swear that this gentle giant was not the same monster about to unleash those fearsome bebop chops. That's how I choose to remember him and not the sad state of the horn man who died in his sleep.

Best Regards

Greg Davids

08 Aug 2010

A PORTRAIT OF HOME - Kyle Shepherd New Album Launch Concert

Renowned South African Jazz pianist, Kyle Shepherd launches his 2nd Album, "A Portrait of Home" at 8pm, Saturday, 14 August 2010 at the UCT College of Music, Rondebosch.

"A Portrait of Home", a 10-track CD, features 9 original compositions of which 7 are brand new, and is a live recording of Shepherd’s Trio in concert at Stellenbosch University’s Music Conservatory in August 2009. The CD features Shepherd on piano, Shane Cooper on double bass and Jonno Sweetman on drums; all of whom will be performing at the launch concert.

"In 'A Portrait of Home' we are painting a picture of ourselves, in our lives, thoughts and emotions. With this offering we are also acknowledging the home of our spirit, the home of our people, our musical masters, the legacy of our country's past, our present and the promise of our future," says Shepherd.

Shepherd launched his debut album, 'fineART' to critical acclaim in January 2009 and earned him two 2010 South African Music Award (SAMA) nominations, for Best Traditional Jazz Album and Best Newcomer!

The launch of his new album comes fresh on the heels of Shepherd's fineART Quartet’s recent tour of Europe where they enthralled audiences at concert performances in Switzerland at The Bird's Eye Jazz Club & in Denmark at the Århus & Riverboat Jazz Festivals.

The new CD has already received airplay on SAFM, Fine Music Radio, Radio 2000 & UCT Radio and has been met with very favourable responses.

"A Portrait of Home" will be on sale at the launch concert and is also available from most leading CD stores in South Africa such as Look & Listen, Musica Mega Stores, Jive City, Just CD & The African Music Store.



* BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL *
R60.00 (R40.00 Students & Pensioners: proof required)
To book click here or
email info@kyleshepherd.co.za call 079 256 9030

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO & VIDEOS
http://www.kyleshepherd.co.za/

The UCT College of Music is located behind the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch ie. on the Lower Campus of UCT.

Click on here for a map

07 Aug 2010

GUITAR WORKSHOP, presented by WAYNE BOSCH

Date: 14 August 2010, 14:00 until 15:30
Venue: Church in Parow (white building on corner, same street as Parow Station), Corner Station and Steenbras Roads, Parow, Cape Town

Jazz guitarist WAYNE BOSCH will present a guitar workshop, open to the public, on Saturday 14 August, at 2pm. Admission R20. All welcome.

For more information, call 083 690 8146

Book - "JAZZ, BLUES & SWING - SIX DECADES OF MUSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA"

Jürgen Schadeberg is no stranger to South Africa. He captured some of most important moments in South African history. At a very important time in our history, he became chief photographer, picture editor and art director of Drum magazine.

The book, "JAZZ, BLUES & SWING SIX DECADES OF MUSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA" was published in 2007. It contains some of Jürgen's most amazing black and white photographs of South African jazz musicians.

The essays in the book were done by Don Albert, Gwen Ansell, Darius Brubeck and Hotep Idris Galeta.

This book should definitely be in all music lovers book collection.

I just wish that this book will one day be republished with recorded music of all the artists featured in the book on CD or DVD.

I got my copy from Readers Warehouse.

05 Aug 2010

Jazz duo gig: Trudy Rushin & Rudi Byrnes

Date: 7 August 2010, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Food Lover's Market Restaurant & Sushi Bar,Vineyard Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa


Vocal-guitar music from different genres, mainly jazz, swing, pop and some jazzy originals. Food Lover's Mkt has everything you need for a great, affordable night out. If you've never spent an evening there, give it a try this Saturday. Trudy (voice, guitar) and Rudi (guitar) have collaborated a few times before and received very favourable feedback.

http://alwaysrushin.blogspot.com/

03 Aug 2010

Scott Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk 2010

Check out some of the groups from all over the world that participated in Scott Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk 2010.

I was part of the Cape Town group.

http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2010/archives/11436



Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

25 Jul 2010

World Wide Photo Walk 2010 - Green Point, Cape Town

I went on my first photo walk yesterday.
Here is a link to some of the pool photos:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/capetownphotowalk2010/pool/

16 Jul 2010

Robbie Jansen(5/8/1949 - 7/7/2010) : Funeral Service

Robert “Robbie” Edward Jansen the Cape Jazz music legend passed away peacefully on 7th July 2010 at 16h20 at the Netcare Hospital in Kuilsriver Cape Town.


He died as a result of respiratory complications due to his on-going Emphysema medical condition and was surrounded by the love and support of his wife, Mother, eight younger siblings until the end.

Robbie Jansen’s career started in his early teens and he quickly became a respectable and versatile musician. He was a multi talented instrumentalist and a gifted singer with a warm gravelly timbre to his voice and an equally lovely burnished tone on his alto saxophone, his main instrument. During the struggle years of apartheid, he was the pied piper calling people on his flute to rallies all over the Western Cape. In later years that flute evoked the warm sounds of peace and reconciliation. He helped develop the Cape Town sound and is fondly thought of as the musical voice representing his people. Over the years, Robbie’s influence on South African and African music has reached legendary status and today musicians’ especially young aspiring saxophonists have been influenced by his signature tone and jazz inflected voicing.

Robbie was a pioneering member of the Ghoema sound, a musical idiom particular to the Cape and sourced from the sounds of the marching carnival and Christmas bands. Mr. Jansen’s talents were well documented through an extensive career of Cape and African Jazz. His involvement in a number of Cape Town bands most notably the Rockets, Pacific Express, OsWietie, Spirits Rejoice and his Sons of Table Mountain took his unique talent to the people in clubs and concert venues all across South Africa and the international stages.

Over the last 5 years Jansen concentrated on his solo career and helping develop the talents of younger musicians. Today his music is taught at music institutions the world over where saxophonists emulate the sounds of this musical genius for newer generations to enjoy.

Saturday 17 July 2010 @ 10:30am
His People Christian Centre - N1 CITY
c/o Joe Hattingh & Solly Smiedt Rd's
Goodwood

Viewing of the body 9:30am - 10:20am.

service will start at 10:30am and will be conducted by Pastor Glen Robertson
Seating for 4,000

A private cremation will follow (family members only)

14 Jul 2010

fashion & arts project in Nyanga

This project explores innovative ways of turning waste material, discarded fabrics and damaged clothing into new, unique garments and accessories.

In conceptualizing this project, fashion design was recognized as a platform to engage with creative young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop creative solutions to combat social problems like poverty.

We recognize that by fostering an entrepreneurial spirit amongst young people to complement their creative skills, we can assist them to generate an income for themselves and they in turn can share the knowledge that they have acquired with other youth from their home communities.

To get the project started, I have partnered with the local NGO, Etafeni Early Childcare Development Centre based in Nyanga, Cape Town.

While Etafeni's focus is early childcare development, they also run an income generation programme for adults who are significant in the lives of the children who are cared for at the centre. The caregivers who participate in the income generation programme are trained in beadwork, smocking, patchwork and embroidery.

Hands on will employ 4 women of the income generation programme for 2 hours a week to participate in workshops where together with 8 young high-school going women, we will develop new and unique fashion garments out of recycled products (bottle caps, buttons, cloth), material off cuts and damaged clothing donated by the clothing retailer, Truworths.

To donate to this Project contact:
Greer Valley
greervalley@gmail.com

10 Jul 2010

Composers Panel - South African jazz musicians-IMS SASRIM Conference

The International Music Society (IMS) and South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM) Conference is happening at the University of Stellenbosch from 14-17 July 2010.

Jonathan Eato, researcher, composer, saxophonist and lecturer in music at the University of York (UK), has secured a proposal with the IMS SASRIM conference that the composers panel should also feature three extraordinary South African jazz musicians namely, Tete Mbambisa, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Zim Ngqawana.

The conference charges a fee, but this talk is freely open to anyone who is interested in attending and not just academics.

Below is a detailed blurb:

IMS SASRIM Composer’s Panel
10:30-12:00, 16 July 2010, Konservatorium, University of Stellenbosch. ALL WELCOME


What does it mean to be a South African jazz musician in an increasingly globalised music industry? Are contemporary musical identities primarily of jazz or of South Africa? How are these musical identities explored locally and internationally? Jean François Bayart draws our attention to the curious paradox that the effects of increased international exchange are simultaneously a homogenisation and a flowering of localised difference – how does the contemporary artist seek to navigate this creatively? Has it become increasingly possible to be musically Xhosa in jazz and if so how? Antjie Krog talks of a mingling or entanglement of roots in order to ask how one root can become or link to another, whilst Deleuze might argue that things continue to become the other, while continuing to be what they are.


The three artists on this panel have, between them, taken South African jazz from vocal jive, through bebop and free improvisation, to contemporary big band and a Xhosa inflected avant-garde. Following an introduction to their work these three extraordinary musicians will discuss their music and ideas.

In alphabetical order the panellists are:


Tete Mbambisa
Tete Mbambisa’s musical legacy stretches back to his early work with the vocal group The Four Yanks. He later switched to the piano and won first prize for piano at the 1963 Castle Lager Festival. His work with the Soul Jazzmen led to the influential recording of Duke Makasi’s ‘Inhlupeko’ (1969) and in the politically charged South Africa of early 1976 Mbambisa recorded the album ‘Tete’s Big Sound’ for Rashid Vally’s iconic As-Shams label. This was followed in 1982 with another As-Shams release ‘Did You Tell Your Mother’. His fruitful association with Duke Makasi continued and resulted in the recording of one of Mbambisa’s best known compositions – ‘Thembile’s Workshop’ featured on The Brothers’ album ‘Xhosa Nostra’ with Victor Ntoni (bass) and Lulu Gontsana (drums). It is a tribute to the high regard in which Mbambisa is held by musicians that Johnny Dyani, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, and others continued to pay musical and verbal tributes to him long in to their European exiles.


Louis Moholo-Moholo
Described by UK jazz critic John Fordham in the Guardian newspaper as ‘one of the legends of the South African and British jazz scenes’, drummer and composer Louis Moholo-Moholo came to prominence in the 1960s for his work with the Blue Notes (Johnny Dyani, Mongezi Feza, Chris McGregor, Nikele Moyake, Dudu Pukwana). He played a key role in early Brotherhood of Breath lineups, has led several influential bands under his own name (the Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit and Viva La Black) and after nearly half a century on the international scene continues to be described by Fordham as ‘a blast of fresh air’. Moholo-Moholo has worked with many leading improvising musicians including Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor, Marilyn Crispell, and Archie Shepp. A significant number of Louis Moholo-Moholo’s recordings, including his Dedication Orchestra project, are available from Ogun Records.


Zim Ngqawana
Having worked in several bands, including a late incarnation of Pacific Express, Zim Ngqawana was amongst the first jazz graduates from the University of KwaZulu Natal. He subsequently studied in the United States with Yusef Lateef, Max Roach and Archie Shepp and went on to forge strong links with Norwegian musicians resulting in San Song (1996) and ‘Zimology’ (1998). ‘Zimphonic Suites’ (2001) and ‘Vadzimu’ (2003) both saw Ngqawana working with South African musicians, notably Herbie Tsoaeli (bass) and Andile Yenana (piano), and Gwen Ansell cites Ngqawana’s ‘vision of a South African avantgarde jazz voice drawing deeply on traditional Xhosa roots’ as largely responsible for making him one of South Africa’s best selling jazz artists. He directed the one hundred strong Drums for Peace Orchestra at President Mandela’s inauguration and has played with many musical luminaries including Moses Molelekwa, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Hugh Masekela. Many of Zim Ngqawana’s recordings are available on Sheer Sound.


Convenor Jonathan Eato is a composer and saxophonist and lecturers in music at the University of York
(UK).

Links
IMS SASRIM Conference 2010
SASRIM
IMS
Jonathan Eato

08 Jul 2010

Tributes To Robbie Jansen

sad news: Robbie Jansen died yesterday afternoon in hospital. This is truly
a big loss for the jazz fraternity and the music industry. He was a
brilliant musician who not only embodied the very soul of Cape-Jazz but
also paved the way for generations of South African musicians to come. And
he even gave us our very personal song "9 Bath Street Goema".

Robbie, we will sorely miss you.

We send our most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Regards

Andreas, George and Regina and all musicians of Jazz Potjie Projects

http://www.jpp.co.za/

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Jonathan Eato

... Robbie was very kind to me and
gave me the first interview I
ever did. I'm glad I saw him at Oesfees this year.

I feel this is a great loss.

All best wishes, Jonathan.

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John Edwin Mason

Robbie Jansen, 1949-2010: Jazz Legend and Political Hero

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Fred Salles

Heeiishh... Music loose another of its devoted servant.
I must add music and the people of South Africa.
Robbie cared so much about the people.
Robbie, like Mankunku, was both an amazing musician and a beautiful human being.
I am sad not only because I won't see Robbie again, but I am also sad because I won't see anymore the people of Cape Town, New Brighton or elsewhere he performed, being so happy and "having a joll" when he plays his music.
I will miss him entertain the people of South Africa and touch their heart and soul.
I will miss him like I miss the sight of Table Mountain, which could be my only comfort right now.

Fred (Marseille - France)

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Orlando Sanchez Soto
Cuba

I feel really bad about Dear Jansen,but He´ll be now playing with John Coltrane and Miles In A Better Place.
Greatings to all the Friends,congratulation for all your goals.....and PEACE

orlando cubajazz

07 Jul 2010

Hamba Kahle Robbie Jansen


Legendary saxophonist, flautist and vocalist, Robbie Jansen passed away at 16:15 local time in the suburb of Kuilsriver in Cape Town on 7 July 2010.

R.I.P Robbie Jansen. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world.
Your legacy will live on.

03 Jul 2010

Daniel Bloem Jamming

02 Jul 2010

Hilton Schilder Benefit

Multi-instrumentalist, Hilton Schilder has been diagnosed with cancer. He is undergoing expensive medical treatment for the cancer.


"As a show of appreciation and support for the 'Genuine' Iconoclast, a support gig will be held at Swingers in Wetton on Sunday to raise funds to assist with the astronomical medical costs that are accruing! Confirmed bands include Robbie Jansen and the Sons of Table Mountain, The Alvin Dyers Trio, Errol Dyers, the Glen Robertson Band with Camillo Lombard, John Hassan, Jonathan Rubain, Sisonke, Xonti and many, many more whose lives have been touched and musical horizons expanded by their interaction with the beautiful creative soul of our brother Hilton. A cover charge of R50 will be charged at the door but all additional pledges of support are welcome!"


One of Tyrone Apollis' artworks and George Hallett's limited edition will also be auctioned.


A trust account has also been set up by Ray Brink of Brink & Thomas Attorneys and any financial contribution can be deposited in or electronically transferred to:

Brink and Thomas Attorneys Trust
ABSA
A/C No 4070310853
Branch 632005
Swift Code ABSAZAJJ

Use reference “Schilder Benefit” + Your Name

Gig Time: Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 6:00pm
Venue: Club 021 (Swingers), Wetton, tel:021 7622443
Map


websites
Hilton Schilder Trust


"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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