NEWSLETTER - MARCH / APRIL 2014
Looking back at March it is hard to believe what has been accomplished.
It started with me being back in Cape Town for the launch of the Dikakapa Everyday Heroes book. I was one of 25 African contributors. I cannot praise enough the five young men who founded this initiative and I wish them so much energy and good strength to keep the fire alive. It is a long time since I have been so impressed and inspired by a project and I am grateful that I was able to play a really small part at the launch at Fezeka High School in Gugulethu.
Back to Maputo for a few days before returning again for the Music Exchange Conference at the Cape Town City Hall. Another uplifting experience being in the presence of such esteemed music men but where were the Cape Town musicians? This kind of event is so worthwhile and important for musicians of all genres. I always learn something at an event of this nature and it is always such fun bumping into old friends.
The following week, I flew to Johannesburg to attend the South African Music Awards nominations announcement. Unfortunately MP RELOADED was not amongst the nominees but it was interesting to attend and wonderful to bump into old friends like SelaeloSelota and Kurt Darren.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has come and gone and I understand was exceptionally well attended as usual. The line up was exciting with names like Kenny Garret and Erykah Badu performing. Congratulations to Rashid Lombard and ESP for keeping jazz and this festival alive.
Until the next time!