A new series of summer concerts is set to take place in De Waal Park, starting Sunday 27 November 2011. The concerts, free to the public, will be on every other Sunday afternoon at 4pm.
De Waal Park is located in Oranjezicht, with gates on Molteno, Upper Orange and Camp Roads. Entrance is free and patrons are encouraged to arrive from 15:00.
Here’s hoping the mad sou’easter is kind to organisers and participants – I think it could be pretty awesome if the wind didn’t get too crazy!
Here’s the lineup for 2011/2012: (* list updated 20 Jan 2012 – some changes to lineup and times)
SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER – HOT WATER
Internationally recognised, Afro-Jive fusion band’s music incorporates traditional S.A music with folk, blues & Indie/pop rock. ”, they have performed at major festivals & toured Holland & Germany. Now opening “Summer Concerts in the Park
SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER – STERLING EQ
Probably the most successful instrumental band S.A. has produced – this SAMA “Superstar” Award winning quartet has brought virtuosity & glamour together in a breathtaking showcase of stylistic fusion,
SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER – Karin Zoid
Multi-award winning, gold selling “rock chick” has headlined at most of SA?s top festivals, played for Nelson Mandela & the World at the 46664 Concert, Constantly features on the covers of glossy magazines & TV. A WOW.
SUNDAY 15nd JANUARY – PHILHARMONIC BRASS QUINTET
The members are all professional players with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. The quintet has performed a variety of concerts and outdoor venues. Their repertoire includes works from all genres including Baroque, Classical, Light Jazz and Pops.
*** Please note, there is NO concert on Sunday 22 January 2012 (apologies to newsletter subscribers) – the dates provided initially were incorrect, and have since been updated.***
SUNDAY 5th FEBRUARY – The Gugulethu Tenors
Filling the park with song on the 5th of February, is the Afro-operatic pop sensation which has been described as “South Africa’s Il Divo”, “Pavarotti’s Children” and “the Diamond of the Township”, The Gugulethu Tenors! Their concert is as touching as their humble beginnings; their performance as spectacular as their rise to fame. It is a vocal feast that offers something for everyone from opera favourites to ”Raise You Up”.
SUNDAY 19th FEBRUARY – The Rudimentals
This AFRICAN-SKA band is a multi social group of 6 talented & hugely entertaining fun-filled diverse musicians having appeared at Cape Town?s International Jazz Festival, Kirstenbosch, the Cape Metropolitan, Cape Town City Festival of Lights, Oppikoppi now “Summer Concerts in the Park”
SUNDAY 4th MARCH – Ike Moriz
International Jazz & Pop star- singer, producer, actor – song writer, he has 11 albums from Indie Rock – Latin/Easy Listening & Jazzy Swing – has played in 17 countries worldwide, reaching No.1 in the UK, Holland, & Germany. He has acted in films such as “Alfie” & “The Bill”
SUNDAY 18th MARCH – Saudiq Khan
A Flamenco guitar wizard whose passion & technique was nurtured in Seville Spain, the very heart of Flamenco music. He and his group captivates all with Flamenco, Latin & a dash of Jazz – truly outstanding.
SUNDAY 1st APRIL – Nomfusi *starts at 3pm, not 4pm.
With a charismatic powerhouse dynamic stage presence, SAMA & Metro FM Award nomination, with 9 international tours (including the U.K. Portugal and Canada) this jet-setting songbird & band is setting a new bench mark for others to try to equal.