Due to exuberant fan demand Best Alternative SAMA winner Nakhane Toure and SAMA nominee Bongeziwe Mabandla will finally be sharing a stage. Join the two Eastern Cape native musicians in the intimate setting of the recently renovated basement of The Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein. Nakhane Toure was born in Alice and raised predominately in Port Elizabeth. His debut album, Brave Confusion owes as much to traditional African music as it does to recent Alternative music, ‘60s soul and ‘70s jazz. He may have taken the name Touré in homage to his idol Ali Farka Touré, but he is as likely to cite Morrissey, Nina Simone, Black Flag or Radiohead as influences. And he’ll as often pluck the strings of an acoustic guitar as play electric rock riffs or slinky, Prince-style funk.
Bongeziwe Mabandla was born in Tsolo, a rural town in the Eastern Cape. He displayed all the signs of passion for art and music from an early age. After studying drama at AFDA Johannesburg, he dedicated his time to song writing and performing shows, developing his own unique unplugged style and earning recognition as a musician. Bongeziwe has created a matchless Afro-folk sound, over which his soulful voice delivers in both Xhosa and English. Influenced by artists like Tracy Chapman, Simphiwe Dana, Jabu Khanyile and Oliver Mtukudzi, his sound has a rhythmically grass-roots vibe, while fusing elements of traditional Xhosa music, Mbaqanga, Soul, Hip-hop and Dub.
Date: Thursday, 29th January 2014
Venue: The Bannister Hotel 9 De Beer St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Time: 20:00 for 20:30
Entrance Fee: R80