Tonight 26 July Errol Dyers Musical Memorial at Kaleidoscope Cafe

Most of you may have heard that Errol Dyers has passed on and Kaleidoscope/Mountain Arts Promotions/African Musicians Trust in collaboration with Alvin Dyers (Errol’s Brother) and Theo Lawrence (Errol’s Best Friend) are doing a Musical Memorial for Errol Dyers at Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 at 7pm.

You are all invited, however, if you are not able to make it, please would you consider a donation to the Dyers Family. Bank Details for donations are as follows:

Account Holder: Virginia Dyers
Bank: Nedbank
Bank Branch Code: 16-99-45
Account Number: 1148715479
Reference: Errol Dyers

Warm regards,

Glenn Robertson

I urge friends to see Soli Philander’s new show at the Baxter Theatre till 29 July at 7.30pm

I really do urge friends to see Soli Philander new show at the Baxter Theatre.

I saw the show last night with my wife Razia Myers and Kamla Pillay and Prashant Jugdeesh .

The show is a real hard look at Cape Town – warts and all .
It is filled with humor .erudite points and sadness with reflection and beauty all put together with a wonderful narrative.

The narrative holds the whole piece together .One man on stage holding you captive for 75 mins and making you think .

The show is no slapstick comedy routine .

75 mins of beautiful theatre . BEST WORK yet . If this show does not win awards I will be damned .

 

Alistair Izobell Productions presents: NUR ABRAHAMS It’s My Time 25th – 28 July 2017 @ Baxter Theatre

Nur Abrahams is by far one of South Africa`s most soulful singers. Nur has contributed to many a hit show in Cape Town and this year he brings us his second solo production “It`s My Time”.

He has embarked on a new journey to showcase his amazing vocal talent. His brand-new look, brand new sound and a brand-new journey, because… It’s his time.

Join Nur as he showcases his new sound and recordings, shares his thoughts and celebrates his journey with some of his favourite music industry friends.

Featuring the very talented Devanish Hendricks, Fagrie Isaacs and Tye Platinum.

My tribute to my dear friend Ray Phiri that I put on Facebook

Rest in peace my friend Ray Phiri – I know you are at peace – I remember the Unfinished Story so well when I was at UCT and the lifelong friendship we developed .A giant friend has passed – I will not whisper in the deep .

I spoke to Hotstix Mabuse (who we manage ) this morning and he is devasted “He said to me Mart I have no words ” Sipho and Ray did so much work together and when they got together it was always fun.

I remember touring with Ray and working on the Unfinished Story tour at the Good Hope Centre in 1987.

My daughter Casey Barclay has heard “Whispers in the deep” countless times on the school run in the morning .Ray helped shaped my love and continued love of SA Music.

When my wife Razia Myers met Ray she remarked what a gentle soul he has and amazing aura.

Ray had so much wisdom to give and he gave willingly

Argus page 10

the full page in the Argus

the Cape Times -front page

The Tune Recreation Committee (TRC) announces their much-anticipated Album Launch Tour in July 2017.

This formidable quintet comprises some of Cape Town’s finest young musicians.

Featuring Clement Benny on drums, Nicholas Williams on bass, Keenan Ahrends on guitar, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet and Mark Fransman on alto saxophone, flute and accordion.

The unit has performed to rousing applause in this year’s 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

On their debut album Voices Of Our Vision the TRC has taken original tunes and reinvented nods from their influences to embracing vibrant underground music scene of drum and bass to Balkanology.

Fusing imported sounds and exporting to their own flavour, either going into a Ghoema -tinged feel or just improvising around the melody.

The T.R.C is the playground for the interrogation, assimilation and extended extemporization from the canon of South African jazz heritage.

Join us as we present material from our debut album Voices Of Our Vision at a venue near you

• Thursday 27 July 19:30, SABC Studios,209 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town (R100)

• Friday 28 July 19:30:00, SABC Studios 209 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town (R100)

• Saturday 29 July 23:00 The Chairman 146 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban (R150)

• Sunday 30 July 13:00 Kaya fm and Brenda Sisane’s The Art Of Sunday at Back O’ The Moon Gold Reef City Casino

• Sunday 30 July 17:00 Sophiatown The Mix Cnr Toby St and Edward Rd, Sophiatown Johannesburg (R100)

RJ Benjamin album called THE 5TH STORY out 11 July 2017

Please support this record by RJ Benjamin called THE 5TH STORY ….13 original tracks on the album.
In one word a “classy” record.

Album is out on 11 July with all songs available on I tunes.

Mark Reason: Third test thriller between All Blacks and Lions a game played in heaven

Both teams peered into the void as the ferocity of the final test match between the All Blacks and the Lions shook the ground and our hearts. And yet still there were moments of skill to dazzle this dark corner of New Zealand.

Dark, because of all the black shirts in the stand. Dark, because of the fears that so many fans carried into this match. And so often games like this just cannot live up to the absurdity of the expectation. But this match – a 15-15 draw that saw the series shared 1-1 – will stand as one of the great tests in the history of the Lions in New Zealand.

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Maro Itoje was again outstanding in a brutal and brilliant test match.

Of course there were bundles of mistakes. It is almost impossible not to throw the odd bad pass when Brodie Retallick or Maro Itoje is intent on crushing your skeleton until it squeaks. Both locks were colossal for their respective sides and are going to have many a great battle down the years.

And to begin with the intensity of the collisions was all too much and the jitters jumped between the stands and the pitch. Beauden Barrett hooked his first kick at goal horribly and the bank of red behind the posts stood and cheered. Julian Savea dropped a pass that he could have caught as a 3-year-old.

Were they bothered? Well, probably, but they just got on with it and then played some footy from another world. Savea ran over the top of Liam Williams, and your mind went back to Jonah Lomu putting Mike Catt through the tumble dryer all those years ago in a World Cup semi in South Africa.

Beauden Barrett crucially intercepted Owen Farrell when the Lions were pressing for the early score. Farrell has not enhanced his reputation and his passing off his left hand was dreadful. He cost the Lions two possible tries with bad passes to his left. Big players play the big moments.

But the nerves just added to the thrill of it all. The All Blacks could have put the game away in the first half when their scrum monstered the Lions off the ball. Number eight pick up, five metres to go, accuracy was all that was needed. But Aaron Smith’s pass did not understand the line that Beauden Barrett was taking and the chance was fumbled.

At the start of the second half the All Blacks again caught a wind shift and had a chance to sail away. It was a joy to see them finally play some rugby and they had a lot of success with changes of direction and deeper runners. They also held the Lions defence with some early cross kicks.

So when Jordie Barrett spun towards the outside he had Savea in the clear and the series in his hands. But the Lions just squeezed him too hard and the 20-year-old could not keep his pass from going forwards. Sit down, everyone, it’s not a try but there’s so much more to come.

More to come from this game and more to come from young Jordie. In the first half he finished one try on the outside when Ngani Laumape made a half break and Anton Lienert-Brown showed the Lions how to pass. And he set up another when he used his height to tap down for Laumape to score.

New Zealand had their moments, and so many of them were beautiful, but the All Blacks can also been an ugly team at times when threatened. We saw that last week with SBW and we saw it again when Jerome Kaino hit Alun Wyn Davies in the jaw with a straight arm. The people in front of me spat out juices of abuse, but the officials were entirely correct to issue a yellow card.

And so the Lions came back into the game and there were so many impossible outcomes to decide. The man of the series? For me a dead heat between Conor Murray and Brodie Retallick. The next All Blacks coach? Warren Gatland won’t get the job, but he can be proud of how his teams have played on this tour.

But those things are for another day perhaps. This was a night when sport put a magnifying glass on the human spirit and showed just how magnificent it can be.

– Stuff

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