The next City Hall Sessions:
When: Freedom Day – Saturday 27 April 2013
- Paul Hanmer (piano) and McCoy Mrubata (saxophones) with band
- The Moreira Project
Where: Cape Town City Hall
When: Doors open at 7.30pm and the concert starts at 8pm sharp!
Cost: Tickets from Computicket at R80 or R50 students/pensioners: Buy them online
On Facebook: RSVP to the event and invite your friends
City Hall Sessions is back on Saturday 27th April, with a Freedom Day special, headlined by Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata, plus Moreira Chonguica. All three of these bandleaders have strong links with the mother city: Mrubata was born in Langa, Hanmer in Crawford, and Mozambican saxophonist Moreira Chonguica studied at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music.
Also featured is: Amarayoni, a five piece vocal group who are new to Cape Town audiences. Their style ranges from mbube to isicathamiya, and a repertoire which includes African classics. Members of Amarayoni have honed their skills over many years’ work as part of the bands of icons such as Miriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenya, Angelique Kidjo and Johnny Clegg.
Mrubata and Hanmer have spent decades burning their mark on the national jazz and African music scene, and also sharing their Cape music inflections internationally. Their sextet will include trumpeter Feya Faku, drummer Ayanda Sikade, bassist Pete Sklair and trombonist Jabu Magubane.
Moreira Chonguica, who spends much of his time in his native Maputo, has lived and worked most of his professional life in Cape Town. This duality echoes in his compositions and voicings, and will be reinforced again on Freedom Day, when he takes to the stage with ‘The Moreira Project’, comprising a band drawn from ‘both’ of his hometowns.
This is the seventh concert in the City Hall Sessions series which began in 2011 and has brought a dynamic and diverse range of musical collaborations to Cape Town’s historic City Hall.
Book your event at City Hall: To host an event or exhibition at Cape Town City Hall email Cynthia Court: Cynthia.Court@capetown.gov.za. There are a set of fixed tariffs for use of the auditorium but these are extremely well priced.