Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds are set to perform at the Rainbow Restaurant at 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown on Sunday, August 7.
Pops, South Africa’s leading indigenous contempory cross-over artist is back with long time collaborator Dave. Joining the duo is no stranger to the Rainbow, Wake Mahlobo on drums and new to the Rainbow stage is Charlton Daniels on bass.
A multi-instrumentalist, Pops plays kora, mbira, Khoisan Bow and various percussion effects. He has released 37 albums in his career, won awards including the ACT Lifetime Achiever, recorded and made movies with the Khoisan people in the Kalahari, and toured globally with the likes of Andreas Vollenweider and Baaba Maal.
Dave is the country’s leading steelpan player, a SAMRO Award-winning composer and acoustic guitarist. He’s performed and recorded all over the world with Hugh Masekela, Andy Narell, Paul Hanmer, the late Sipho Gumede and Mccoy Mrubata to name a few. His recent album The Light of Day was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Instrumental album.
Tickets for the gig, which is supported by Concerts SA, are R80. Doors open at 1 pm. Bookat 031 702 9161 or http://www.webtickets.co.za
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian project housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation. It receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO and Concerts Norway.
By engaging with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms.
Concerts SA also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.