|Classical Calabash- a musical journey from sunset to sunrise |
Where: Woordfees 2023 in Stellenbosch
When and venue: Sunday October 15, 7.30pm in the Adam Small Auditorium
Tickets: R180-R220 | R210-R250 at the door
Direct booking link: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/222088-classical-calabash/#/
Producer: Cape Town Music Academy
Director: Vasti Zeeman Knoesen
Get to Woordfees 2023 in Stellenbosch for Classical Calabash- a musical journey from sunset to sunrise – produced by Cape Town Music Academy [CTMA]. One performance only – Sunday October 15 at 7.30pm, in the Adam Small Auditorium. Classical Calabash is an exciting new production and fuses “indigenous South African instruments well -known and up and coming South African songs, with a Western Classical soundscape.” The CTMA says: “This Woordfees performance is accompanied by a Karoo landscape, designed by animation design company, Lucan, which takes you on a journey from the end of a sunny day through the depths of the night, into the dawn of a new day… One of the aspects which makes Classical Calabash such a special project is that we are bringing classical, African music and jazz musicians, plus singer songwriters, together to truly create a unique ‘bash’.”
Classical Calabash- a musical journey from sunset to sunrise – produced by Cape Town Music Academy -at Woordfees 2023
This is a BIG show with a lineup of musical luminaries on the stage: Xhanti Nokwali (voice, percussion), Vasti Zeeman-Knoesen (voice), Tankiso Mamabolo (voice), Sky Dladla (voice, mbira, uhadi, percussion), Bongani Sotshononda (marimba), Daniel Nambassi (percussion, back-up vocals), Graeme Lees (guitar), Stephen de Souza (double bass), Janna Khweis (violin), Ashlin Grobbelaar (cello), Odile Lesch (violin), Remi Ludick (viola).
Classical Calabash- creative team
Classical Calabash features original music by Sky Dladla, Bongani Sotshononda, Xhanti Nokwali and Tankiso Mamabolo and has been arranged for marimba, string quartet, double bass, percussion, uhadi, mbira, guitar and voice, by Graeme Lees. Well known South African songs in the show, include Frenshlyground’s Fire is Low, The Crossing, by Johnny Clegg and Mango Groove’s Hometalk. Vasti Zeeman Knoesen is directing. The stage manager is Gideon Lombard. Backdrop by Lucan Lighting.
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