Africa Tourblog Part 4

by dustbowl on 07/12/2009

in News

By Mago:

Thanks again to everybody for a fabulous time in Joburg, even Swiss Cultural Attaché Eric Amhof had a great time dancing at our gig!

Next day 500km road trip on the road to Moçambique, I shoot about 100 pictures from the impressing landscapes. Maputo is very different from Joburg: Mo Africa (means slower!) but portugueaish.. Meeting with Letho, organizer of our show at the CCFM (Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano) and Swiss Cultural Attaché Joël Guélat. The gig at CCFM we play outside in the park under open sky which was a nice surprise! After the concert we prepare ourselfs to catch the plane at 7am from Maputo back to Cape Town.
Friday: Our Gig in Cape Town at the Assembly was early because we were the first of 5 Acts. But for those 150 people who were already there (a lot of musicans) Filewile was a very fresh surprise. Once again many people talk to us after the show and want to know many details about how we work.
Visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in a cell cube of 2 x 2 x 2 m!

Next day we perform at All Nations where we are hosted by Fong Kong Bantu Sound System. We rehearse 3 songs with collab guest Rattex whos lyrics are performed in isiXhosa, English and Cape Flats slang. The show is again wonderful and also all the people from Pro Helvetia are there: Jasper, Nadine, Collin and Eitann. Thanks guys!k

Sunday afternoon we perform in Township Nyanga’s Arts Centre. We play something like a children’s show, again with Rattex. After the gig local organiser and rastafari Wakhile shows us his tiny little studio where even Mad Professor and Linton Kwesi Johnson were recording!!! Jah Maan..

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