Get set to revel with two of South Africa’s biggest and finest institutions, Freshly Ground and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, when they share the stage, for the first time, on Saturday, March 25.
In what promises to be an extraordinary night out, these two heavyweights will come together at the intimate Spier Amphitheatre stage, on the cusp of Stellenbosch, as part of Mabuse’s 50-year-celebration in music. “All the classics will be in there,” Sipho divulges, “including ‘Burn Out’, ‘Shikisha’, and many more songs that have shaped me as a musician, philanthropist and father to my beautiful daughters.”
As to what FreshlyGround fans can expect, the multi-platinum-selling globetrotters are currently putting the finishing touches to their sixth album with Swedish producer Tore Johannson, so the group may just offer a sample of what’s to come in the months ahead. “There will be material never performed before,” Zolani teases. “There will also be some deviations from the usual popular material too.”
“I’ve never played at Spier before,” Mabuse declares. “I’ve also never performed with FreshlyGround before either. I have huge respect for the music they create and they are lovely people, which just enhances the whole experience.”
Playwright and performer Siphokazi Jonas will also share the stage, on the night.
“A long overdue marriage of two trailblazers,” expect pomp, ceremony and a night filled with “glorious celebration and tumultuous applause.”
* Tickets are available from Computicket
The show starts at 6pm.