Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia Launches Winter Programme
(Started in May)
3 – 4 July: P4 Studio hosted by Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), University of Cape Town
8 July: Teatro Avenida, Maputo, Mozambique
14-15 July: Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival, Johannesburg
13 July: Saire will take part in a special day programme TRINE13th at Uncle Tom’s Hall in Soweto, alongside Soweto-born choreographer, Sello Pesa, founder of the Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre, presenting his fresh new work Bag Beating emerging from William Kentridge’s Centre for the Less Good Idea, and Gaby Saranouffi of Madagascar will present her critically acclaimed piece, MOI.
Heralded as one of the most exciting new artists in South African Jazz, drummer Tumi Mogorosi and vocalist Gabi Motuba will embark on a tour of Mauritius and South Africa in July, together with leading Swiss jazz pianist Malcolm Braff, with whom they recorded and released an album during the course of 2015/6. The trio will be joined by bassist Sebastien Schuster [Germany], and in Grahamstown at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, they will be accompanied by rising South African guitar maestro, Keenan Ahrends. The collaborative album, Sanctum Sanctorium, is a fusion of African and European music styles ready to captivate a diverse range of audiences in all cities.
1 July: Audi Zentrum, Bagatelle, Port Louis, Mauritius – € 12.5 www.otayo.com/event/sanctum-sanctorium
2 July: The Orbit, Johannesburg, South Africa – R120 / Students: 50% discount www.theorbit.co.za/tickets
4 and 5 July: Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa – R90/R80 www.nationalartsfestival.co.za
The luminary contemporary jazz collective PLURISM, sets out on an energetic 4-city tour across South Africa with their latest sensational offer, More Fufu! PLURISM is formed around prolific drummer Dominic Egli and consists of an all-star line-up including Feya Faku on trumpet, Raffaelle Bossard on bass and Christoph Irniger on tenor sax. More Fufu! is a colourful declaration of love to Africa, its music and culinary offerings. The performances offer new takes on the bands original influences while staying true to their authentic sound. Exuding raw sensuality, explosive coolness and earthy playfulness, More Fufu! succeeds in producing complex, driving grooves with eruptive solos.
PLURISM is set to wow audiences across the country by igniting South Africa’s first week of July with a whirlwind tour of some of the country’s most popular jazz venues.
3 July: Afrikan Freedom Station in Westdene, Johannesburg – R50 [tickets available at the door]
5 and 7 July: Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown – R90/R80 www.nationalartsfestival.co.za
8 July: Alliance Francaise du Cap, Cape Town – R100 [tickets available at the door]
9 July: Guga S’thebe Arts and Cultural Centre, Langa – R100 [tickets available at the door]