Easter weekend offers everyone a chance to enjoy leisure activities with friends and family. With Mi Casa & Natasha Meister performing at the Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert on Sunday March 31 at Kirstenbosch where else would you want to be? The most beautiful garden in Africa plays host to these performers at this penultimate concert of the season. As a destination Kirstenbosch is the perfect spot to picnic, enjoy great music or simply enjoy the ambience of this acclaimed Botanical Garden.
With a concert stage that is overlooked by the majestic Table Mountain, musicians consider that performing on this stage to a crowd of 5000 is the pinnacle of their career and audiences are treated to the best that this country offers. Mi Casa has shot to fame in three short years, scooping up SAMA awards with their soulful house music and showing just how talented South Africa’s musician’s are. Groove to the sound of Mi Casa’s three members, Dr Duda (producer and club DJ), J’Something (vocalist and guitarist) and Mo-T (trumpeter) as they blend their musical talent to create a soulful sound. Warm house beats peppered with jazz trumpet and a fresh twist of soul, the Mi Casa sound recipe is rich and authentic. Since the band was founded in 2010, they have already won three SAMA Awards.
No stranger to the Kirstenbosch stage Natasha Meister opens the show and, having been named SA’s very own Blues Queen, this singer – songwriter already has a strong fan base. In the three years since returning from Canada to her ancestral home in Africa she has carved a strong niche for herself on the blues platform. Soon after her first overseas tour in Dubai with Jimmy Thomas, Michael Roach and The Crossroads band, Natasha became South Africa’s first woman to be endorsed by Fender. Her recently released You Tube/Facebook videos are creating a big stir locally and abroad. She was endorsed by Lakewood Guitars in Germany. Her first album ‘Halfway, Natasha Meister band’ produced by Roger Bashew and consisting entirely of her own compositions, has just been completed and is available as an indie release.
As the music rolls over you be captured by the magic of the beautiful surroundings and being with family and friends.
The Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts take place at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (RhodesDrive , Newlands, Cape Town) on Sundays from 17h30 – 19h00.
Gates open at 16h00.
Booking on line: www.webtickets.co.za
Ticket prices: Adults: R110; Youth 6 to 21 years: R80; Botanical Society members: R100.
Information: 021 799 8783/8620 or visit the website www.sanbi.org or www.oldmutual.co.za/music
Facebook: Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Twitter: @KirstenboschNBG
A chance to win: Every week during the series Old Mutual will be running a Green Carpet VIP Experience online competition. The winner will receive: A reserved spot on the lawn for a party of 6; A Green Cab Shuttle Service to the concert for you and your friends from your home and back; 6 Concert tickets; Picnic Blanket, a Picnic Hamper for 6 people; A bottle of Old Mutual Trophy Wine and a Cavendish Square Voucher to the value of R500. Winners will be selected and contacted by Old Mutual.
To enter: www.oldmutual.co.za/green-carpet-vip