Cape Town Music Guide -12May

Cape Town Marimba Festival

The Cape Town Marimba Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas. Woodworx Marimbas is involved in the development of African music on the marimba. The organisation provides marimba teachers to schools, manufactures and supplies marimba instruments and operates as a performing band.

12 May 7:45PM

R50 – R100

Baxter Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Complex, Rondebosch.

071 712 5550

Love Your Neighbour – Free Concert

In honour of Africa Month, musicians Sylvestre Kabassidi and Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) perform a free concert, entitled Love Your Neighbour, at Cape Town’s Central Library.

12 May, 3PM

Central Library, Drill Hall, Darling St, CBD, Cape Town

Beethoven Quartets for Concert Series

Continuing their interpretation in recital for the Cape Town Concert Series  of the Beethoven String Quartets, violinist David Juritz and members of the Amici Quartet will play three more – Op 18 No 1,Op 74 and Op 132 –  in their recital.

13 May, 8PM


Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch Main Road, Rondebosch.

021 439 7663

Yoann (France) & Sisandu and Mapumba (DRC) at Alma Café

A laidback café atmosphere offering live music.

13 May 7:30PM

R150 incl. Meal

Alma Cafe, 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, Cape Town

021 685 7377

Chris Chameleon – The Franschhoek Cellar

Award-winning Afrikaans musician Chris Chameleon promotes his latest album Jy en Ek en Ek en Jy at The Franschhoek Cellar. He performs new self-written songs, as well as a medley of his hits that made him a household name over the years.

14 May, 3PM


The Franschhoek Cellar, R45, Franschhoek Main Rd, Franschhoek Valley

021 876 2086

Memories and Melodies – Aviva Pelham

The leading lady in umpteen shows, here and abroad. She is fluent in singing, acting, directing, producing, play writing, advising, coaching etc. etc. Aviva always produces a stunning concert with the new talent that she has found.

17 May 10:30AM


Bellville Civic Theatre, Voortrekker Road

021 976 1227

Neil Young tribute played by Dusty Rhodes Band

A tribute to Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, who is well known for playing with Buffalo Springfield, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The Dusty Rhodes Band is a folk/rock band who recreates that unique acoustic sound of Neil Young. Featuring songs such as Alabama, harvest, old man, southern man, and many more. Booking is essential. Patrons can pre order our delicious Mediterranean mezze platters or bring their own.

26 May, 6:30PM


Villa Pascal Guest House and Theatre, Durbanville.

0825694147 / 0219752566