World Music with Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds in Suurbraak

World Music with Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds in Suurbraak
past 3 months ago

Starts: Saturday, 24 June, 2017 05:00pm

Ends: Sunday, 25 June, 2017 07:00pm

Event Details

Dassierock, with the generous support of Concerts SA, presents Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds with their special brand of world music in Suurbraak when they perform at the VGK Hall on the Main Rd (next to the police station) on Saturday evening June 24 at 19h00.

This innovative duo has done over 150 concerts together, playing major festivals, and jazz clubs alike. Pops Mohamed is South Africa’s leading "indigenous-contemporary-crossover" artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays kora (21 string African harp), mbira (thumb piano), Khoisan mouth-bow, and percussion. He has received two Lifetime Achievement Awards, recorded and made movies with Khoisan groups in the Kalahari, and toured internationally with the likes of Andreas Vollenweider, Baaba Maal and others. Dave Reynolds is SA’s leading steelpan player, a SAMRO Award winning composer as well as an acoustic guitarist, who favours his 10-string classical guitar. He has performed and recorded all over the world, including with Hugh Masekela, Andy Narell, Paul Hanmer, the late Gito Baloi of Tananas, the late Sipho Gumede and McCoy Mrubata. His latest solo album "The Light of Day" was nominated for a SAMA Award for "Best Instrumental album". For this concert they will be joined on bass by well-known Cape Town musician Shaun Johannes, who regularly performs with a number of SA's top musicians in between lecturing bass guitar at UCT and running his own recording studio.

Pops & Dave's shows get regular rave reviews in the press, for instance Jazz Life Magazine who said "Nothing short of innovative, groundbreaking and explosive". Here is recent video of Pops & Dave performing at the Orbit jazz club in Johannesburg: https://vimeo.com/200838631

The show at VGK Hall will start at 19h00, and entrance is R5 only!!

There will also be a workshop in Railton, Swellendam on Saturday afternoon 24 June at 13h30, as well as a concert in Montagu Museum on Sunday afternoon at 16h00. For more info email jannie@jazz.co.za