Echoes of Sophiatown Launch
Live music, dinner and dancing to ward off the cold!
Where — Cafe Roux (Shortmarket Street)
When — 6:30 for 7pm
What — Some hard-swinging South African tunes from the 1940s
Come and join Cape Town Swing and the Pebble Shakers for the launch of the Echoes of Sophiatown music revival project. We’re embarking on a project to pay tribute to the musicians of Sophiatown, Alexandra, District Six and around the country who were instrumental in the creation of unique jazz styles in South Africa. We’ll be playing tunes from the likes of the Manhattan Brothers, Kippie Moeketsie and Lemmy Mabaso and aim to raise the funds we need to continue the transcriptions from this special era.