Blah Blah Bar presents a live performance by African Afro-fusion band, Flying Bantu. The Zimbabwean band play a unique fusion of rock, reggae, funk and jazz along with a traditional African signature that makes for an indulgent and meaningful listening experience. Together the five sing about being human, being African and everything in between – both beautifying and challenging humanity’s complex existence.
12 October, 7.30PM
Blah Blah Bar, 84 Kloof St (upstairs), Gardens, Cape Town
082 349 8849
Casper Ace & The Wild Cards
Casper Ace & The Wild Cards have been delighting and uniting people from diverse backgrounds with their eclectic music and lively performances. Their artfully delivered repertoire pay homage to popular music’s finest exponents while also shining a light on often overlooked gems by lesser known greats. Audience members can expect to hear Cape jazz, reggae, blues and rock n’ roll interpretations of hits from Ed Sheeran, Sting, JJ Cale and Billy Joel to Koos Du Plessis, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
15 October, 7PM
Alexander Bar & Theatre
021 300 1088
Abdullah Ibrahim in Concert
South Africa’s most distinguished pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim presents two solo piano concerts at the Artscape Theatre. The programme showcases Ibrahim’s compositions spanning the past seventy years, influenced by the people, places and events that have impacted his life and career. Ibrahim is the recipient of many awards and honorary doctorates and remains at his zenith as a musician and a tireless initiator of new projects.
13 to 14 October, 8PM
R300 – R375
Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape
021 410 9800
Muizenberg Jazz Festival
The first ever Muizenberg Jazz Festival, taking place at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, sees two days filled with performances by local Jazz artists. This year’s line-up features 10 Jazz acts each performing an hour long set over the course of the two evenings, as well as a photographic exhibition in the theatre’s foyer. The festival offers diverse Jazz genres such as Classic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Afro Jazz, Cape Jazz and Wold Jazz as well as a Big Band performance.
13 to 14 October, 4.30PM
Masque Theatre, 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town
021 788 2803
Luca Hart live at the Drostdy Theatre
The Drostdy Theatre presents Capetonian violinist/singer/songwriter Luca Hart’s first performance on their stage. Hart’s powerful one-woman show is performed all over Cape Town and features her own compositions on the violin and vocal ballads. The multi-talented artist composed, produced, recorded, mixed and even designed her debut album Ebb and Flow. She performs songs from this album, as well as a few new compositions.
12 October, 8PM to 10PM
Drostdy Theatre, 48 Alexander St, Stellenbosch
087 943 2459
Live Music Line-up at Nomad
Nomad presents a platform for local talents and bands to showcase their music in a line-up every Wednesday of the week.
8PM to 11PM
NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town
021 418 3020