Classical Calabash

85 Minutes

Adam Small Auditorium

R180-R220 | R210-R250 at the door

A showcase of South Africa’s new rising star composers, combining African indigenous instruments such as the marimba, uhadi, djembe, violin, voice, guitar with classical music concepts. The performance starts as the African sun sets; the music then moves through the darkness of the night to reach the dawn of a new sunrise.

Met: Xhanti Nokwali (voice, percussion), Vasti Zeeman-Knoesen (voice), Tankiso Mamabolo (voice), Sky Dladla (voice, mbira, uhadi, percussion),Bongani Sotshononda (marimba), Daniel Nambassi (percussion, back-up vocals), Graeme Lees (guitar), Stephen de Souza (double bass), Janna Khweis (violin), Ashlin Grobbelaar (cello), Odile Lesch (violin), Remi Ludick (viola)

Producer Cape Town Music Academy

Arrangement and adaptations Graeme Lees

Compositions Sky Dladla, Tankiso Mamabolo, Xhanti Nokwali, Bongani Sotshononda

Stage manager Gideon Lombard