Blend describes a combination of or mixture of things and thus works perfectly as a name for a musical theatre piece featuring many of Africa and South Africa’s vast range of cultural musical and dance styles. The show opens with the vibrant and co...
A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands. It is originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé which translates to everyon...
As participants enter the room, they are met with the inviting pulse of the drum. After everyone is seated in front of their drum (and most often, tapping away already), the drum facilitators start off with a drumming performance. With a repertoire o...
Alistair Andrews, jazz musician and bass player extrordinaire, has worked with a host of great artists, on the local music scene, the list includes Jonathan Butler, Winston Mankunku, Ezra and Duke Nkcana, Robbie Jansen, Stompie Manana, the brothers T...
The group consists of 10 members which include a banjo player, a “gummy” (African Drum) player and a trumpeter. None of the band members have had any formal musical training, theirs is a culture passed down from their forefathers, the older membe...
As front lady of bands including Clout, Zia and Alter Irving, her 4-decade music career has been packaged with no fewer than 13 albums and has taken her to all corners of the globe including Germany, Holland, England and America. Cindy is also a pub...
Who are the Greg and The Comeback Kings? Founder member, Greg Schoeman says, I’ve realised that the music deserves to be played live and if we promote and sell albums along the way, even better. The Comeback Kings is a band with myself on guitar, D...
Gumboot dancing, or isicathulo, has become something of a South African phenomenon. It is included in the repertoire of most South African dance groups that travel the world. Most people, in every part of the world, recognise isicathulo as quintessen...
Jamie Jupiter spins magic with his thought provoking lyrics and warm fun filled performances. His music has been likened to the chilled out folk-rock of Jack Johnson and blues tinged pop of John Mayer. Bob Dylan would be jealous however of Jamie’s...
Kalahari Connection is a global collective of musicians from numerous cultures and nationalities, children of the Kalahari coming home to Africa. Music is universal and so is Kalahari Connection. Each carries with them some of the infinite new sounds...
Lionel Bastos is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer who has written songs and produced albums for some of South Africa’s top artists, including Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Wendy Oldfield, PJ Powers, Little Sister, Vicky Sampson, Auriol Hays, ...
This Marimba Band is an energetic and vibrant band, from the townships outside of Cape Town. Their mission is to play and highlight South African Traditional music and dance. They have played at the V&A Waterfront, Invelo restaurant, Mama Afr...
Performing an array of covers and own compositions, The Ruben Gerritz Trio has a wide repertoire. Genres of music that they perform ranges from all the way from Pop to Blues/Rock. With a gritty blues bass, they play new pop hits and mix two genre...
Shen mixes African ethnic and world samples into his music. Its no surprise as he grew up in in the Southern Africa’s landscapes of the Limpopo Province, absorbing indigenous sounds and immersing himself in the rural rhythms. After moving to Cape T...
Top Cape Town duo, Daizy Jane’s has an alter ego, The Beautiful Hooligans. Two acoustic guitars, two voices and harmonies to die for are an aural treat for all audiences. With a repertoire spanning from the 1950’s to 2018, as well as some beautif...
Many South African music lovers will remember The Sunshines. Founded in 1993 by Skye Wilson and Gregory John Schoeman, The Sunshines recorded and independently released their debut album “Removeable Tattoos” at Shifty Records in 1994. Between 19...
Verah Jones (born Faith Ndukwana) is a singer-songwriter and actor. Born on 7th May 1969 in the Bo-Kaap, she grew up in Gugulethu township. Verah has a degree in Theatre and Performance (UCT, 2005), but no formal musical training. Her gift as a sin...
Wendy Oldfield first rose to prominence performing the hit This Boy with rock outfit The Sweatband in the early eighties. After much success with songs like Tonight, Shape of Her Body, This Boy and years of touring and performing, she left the group ...
This energetic and talented group consists of 4 or more male dancers, all dressed in traditional outfits. They have performed at many venues and functions/weddings in and around Cape Town, including QE11, Castle of Good Hope, CTICC, Radisson Blu amon...