music

What does freedom sound like? City Hall Sessions, on stage and behind the scenes
2 May 2013

What does freedom sound like? If you were at the sixth instalment of City Hall Sessions in Cape Town on Saturday 27 April 2013 – the day South Africa celebrated the first post-apartheid elections 19 years ago – you would’ve heard Paul Hanmer, McCoy Mrubata, Amaryoni and the Moreira Project in concert. And perhaps, through

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How Cape Town got its groove
16 April 2013

Music tells its own stories of cities. New Orleans will always be known for its dixieland jazz, Rio for its samba beats and Dublin for its folk ballads. And Cape Town? As a port city, Cape Town has a homegrown sound with influences from four continents.

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City Hall Sessions turns up the heat with three-day minifest
26 June 2012

City Hall Sessions brings the heat to Cape Town’s winter with its second line-up for 2012, starting on Thursday 5 July, with its final show on Saturday 7 July. The three day minifest of music will offer a range of voices and explore pieces from the jazz genre to contemporary African flavour.

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David Kramer on Cape Town, inspiration and velskoens
9 May 2012

The city’s renowned playwright, director, singer and songwriter tells us where to find inspiration, good food and velskoens.

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Asoka: Sentimental Mondays
16 April 2012

Asoka Bar and Restaurant brings a series of sensational nights of live music every Monday nights. The new generation of African artists will take the stage at Asoka on a weekly basis 20h30. Sylvestre Kabassidi is a rebel with a sensitive soul whose music breaks stereotypes and takes African song into a new dimension. Armed

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Kyle Shepherd CD launch concert
19 March 2012

Highly acclaimed South African Jazz pianist and composer, Kyle Shepherd launches his new album, ‘South African History !X’ with a concert at the Baxter Concert Hall on 5 April 2012. The concert line-up is formidable, with Shepherd (piano), Buddy Wells (sax), Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums) – who all feature on the

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Nelson Mandela to be Honoured in a Musical Tribute
14 June 2010

World icon, Nelson Mandela is to be honoured yet again – this time through a musical tribute.

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City selects 159 acts for World Cup performances
25 May 2010

The City of Cape Town has selected over 1 100 highly talented artistes from all over the Cape Metropole to perform at the City’s official World Cup events from 11 June to 11 July with well-established and professional artists.

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An intimate music venue at the City Hall is available for hire
19 April 2010

An exciting new space for music has been established in the Cape Town City Hall as part of the Imagine City Hall campaign.

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