STEFAN DIXON – 6 JUNE
Stefan, influenced by Dave Matthews Band, Vusi Mahlasela and Johnny Clegg, draws inspiration from everyday life and nature, in particular the harm caused by humans. Described by Channel 24 as “South Africa’s most underrated singer-songwriter”, Stefan’s lyrics are emotive and thought provoking.
THE RED UNDERGROUND – 13 JUNE
The Red Underground (formerly Les Colour Red) formed in Cape Town in the winter of 2011 and includes Remi Guiot (lead guitar), Fabien Guiot (drums/backing vocals), Willem Maritz (keyboard/bass/guitar) and Damian Wilde (lead vocals). Remi and Fabien were members of Inblaze from 2009 to 2011, while Damian worked on his own solo fusion project.
KOLO NOVO MOVIE BAND – 20 JUNE
Kolo Novo Movie Band is a Cape Town based group known for their collaborations with a diverse range of musicians and performers. The music has its roots in Eastern Europe but the aim of its founder member and musical director Grada Djeri is to incorporate many diverse styles into this gypsy music.
TOUCHWOOD – 27 JUNE
To quote Touchwood: “We haven’t quite decided what genre our music falls under, but if there was a gun pointed to our heads, we’d have to say a mixture between folk and African. TouchWood is an instrumental amalgamation comprising of cello, ukulele, electric violin, guitar,African marimba’s, drums and vocal harmonies!
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