5.6.7 JULY -3 Shows -with top SA Jazz band Top Dog at Grandwest -Don’t Miss it

Three nights and a mere 450 seats make this highly anticipated new album reveal July’s hot, must-see show ,with Top Dog SA

Top Dog SA’s saxophonist Donveno Prins, who most recently lead the band for the inaugural run for David Kramer’s Kanala show at The Fugard Theatre, is also the band’s leader.

Add Camillo Lombard on keyboards, Charlton Daniels on bass, Mornay Hoffmeester on drums and Mark Williams on guitar and you’re in the company of some of South Africa’s most highly sought after and hugely respected music makers who’ve played with some of the greats.

Now it’s their turn to shine and you’re invited.

Described as a fresh vibrant band, and a force to be reckoned with, Top Dog SA has already made its mark in venues as diverse as Bellville Velodrome, right through to Carnival City in Johannesburg. They’ve also featured at major music festivals, including Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Jazz On The Rocks Festival, Safricon Jazz Fest, Kenya, and Satchmo’s Jazz Fest in Nigeria.

With a recipe that’s made up of equal parts Afro Vibes and fusion jazz fuelled by Khoi san legacy and various indigenous African rhythms the band calls “KhoiJazz”.

“We’ll be doing two sets,” Don reveals, “where the full repertoire of our musical influences and stories will be played.” “It’s going to be two hours of exceptional music,” Mornay adds. “Some tracks, from our recently released debut album, Griqua DNA, have never been played live before, so we’re excited to perform them in front of a live audience for the very first time. The vibe in the studio was amazing when we recorded these songs, so seeing how they’ll translate live has us all filled with nervous anticipation. It’s a great place and privilege for any musician to be in that space.”

The collective is also focused on Youth and Community Development, sharing their time and talent teaching youth in impoverished communities, as well as presenting reading classes, and supporting events the likes of Music Exchange.

To book tickets to Top Dog’s inaugural showcase,

go to Computicket or http://online.computicket.com/web/event/topdog_sa_live_and_intimate/1045943509/0/73441693.

Doors open at 7.30 and show starts at 8pm.

MOREIRA CHONGUICA to debut in Washington DC on 3 March 2015

Award winning Mozambican Saxophonist, Moreira Chonguica has been invited to perform at the IBERIAN SUITE FESTIVAL with some members of The Moreira Project. This will be his debut performance in the US with his own band.

Moreira will take part in the festival’s opening performance on March 3, 2015 at the Eisenhower Theatre along with singers Carminho from Portugal, Eugenua Leon from Mexico, dance company Grupo Corpo from Brazil, the Arakaendar Choir and Orchestra from Bolivia/UK and ballet dancers Angel and Carmen Corella from Spain. The King of Spain and several members of the US Congress are expected to attend.

Moreira and The Moreira Project will perform a full length show on March 7, 2015 on the Millenium Stage of the JF Kennedy Centre.

The Iberian Suite: global arts remix is a major festival designed to highlight the many cultures that comprise the Portuguese and Spanish speaking communities and the impact they have had throughout the world and the vast influences they have embraced from other cultures.

The festival curated by Alicia Adams, Vice President of International Programming and Dance will include dozens of performances by some the world’s best contemporary music, dance and theatre artists – many of whom are making their US or Washington DC debuts. There will also be several exhibitions and installations highlighting the visual arts from these cultures and additional events will focus on literature, design, and cuisine.

There are artists and musicians from all corners of the globe participating in the festival. Dancers from Brazil, Portugal and Spain; Theatre from Cape Verde, Portugal and Spain; Music from Mozambique, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Chile, Argentina and Cuba.

For more information contact :
Lesley Wells

Tel: +27 21 4384239

email: info

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WEBSITE: www.moreiramusic.com

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