UPCOMING SHOWS IN FRANSCHHOEK AND CAPE TOWN:
SAMA (2010) NOMINATED CELLIST CAROL THORNS IN RED CELLO LIVE:
Venue: Haute Cabriere Wine Cellar, Franschhoek,
Date: 3 April 2015
Time: 18h30 for 19h00 PM
Tickets: R150 (including canapé’s and a glass of Bubbly)
Bookings: 021 876 3688 / firstname.lastname@example.org
South Africa’s leading electric cellist Carol Thorns will be performing her show Red Cello Live at the Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir Barrel Maturation Cellar. You can expect a stylish and elegant performance, underlined with amazing visuals, in a breath-taking setting.
Together with visualist and architect Alastair Thorns, Carol presents the cello in a contemporary, multi-media context. The music is based on Carol’s album ‘Fireflies in the Rain’, which received a South African music award nomination for ‘Best Instrumental Album 2010’.
Red Cello made its successful debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, the largest arts festival in the world, achieving a 4-star rating and an enthusiastic reception by audiences from around the world.
‘Thorns has immense talent.’ The Star (South Africa)
‘A deep affinity with nature and Landscapes comes through in the music.’ The Cape Argus.
‘The combination of her solo performance, video, lights and music can be quite mesmerising’ The Citizen.
Listen to Red Cello track: On Your Shoreline: soundcloud.com/electric-cellist
CODA AFRICA – SHOWS IN APRIL:
Venue: Youngblood Arts and Development, 70-72 Bree Street.
Date: Thursday 23 April.
Time: 19h30 for 20h00.
Venue: Café des Arts, Franschhoek.
Date: Sunday 26 April.
Tickets: R250.00 including lunch.
Bookings: email@example.com / 021 876 2952
Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami Mdingi, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello by Galina Juritz and Carol Thorns) with saxophone (Judy Brown) and DJ (DJ LuvChild). Their music traverses different genres from Classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances.
CODA Africa recently released their new album ‘Disclosure’ – a collection of songs based on stories divulged by members of the band. ‘We wanted to tell our secrets and share the many experiences we’ve had together in the years we’ve travelled and performed as CODA’, says front singer, Zami Mdingi. ‘One had to be careful what you confessed to band members in the last year – there was always a strong possibility it would become a song on the new album!’
CODA Africa was nominated for 2 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in 2014 for ‘Most Promising Artiste in Africa’, and ‘Best African-Electro Act’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.
“Catchy, uplifting and original.” – You magazine.
“An irresistible and infectious blend. Eclectic in all the right ways,”– Sawubona Magazine.
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