In association with Concerts SA, Johannesburg-based percussionist, Volley Nchabeleng, reaches the final stop stop on his ‘Africa, My Home’ tour when he hits the stage at the State Theatre in Pretoria at 7pm on Friday, March 3.
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The ‘Africa, My Home’ tour saw Volley head workshops at schools in Gaborone during the second half of January 2017, develop and rehearse new work with local artists, and perform at selected performance venues in the capital of Botswana during the first week of February.
On Friday, March 3, he will present the result of these production rehearsals at the South African State Theatre.
Volley says: “I am very excited about this last stop of my tour at the State Theatre. I am looking forward to sharing my love for percussion with audiences in Pretoria, in a similar way I did with school kids in Gaborone.
“There will be surprise guests on the day, and for the first time I will feature pioneer of Sepedi music, first born of my mother ‘marumo a ngwato’. You will hear sounds of marimba, mbira, makhoyane, kora etc.”
Born in Limpopo, Volley grew up in the village of Masemola (Thabampshe) and studied music at Sibikwa Arts Centre and at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
He has toured internationally since 2004, performing in Africa, Europe and Asia. Volley’s recent tours include India, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria.
Currently Volley works as a freelance producer, musical creative director for theatre productions and teacher for traditional instruments, such as marimba, African drums and soft percussion.
His latest production and DVD is called Revelation Project 2 Live at Springs Theatre, where he dishes out a different view of gospel music as a whole.
Volley’s ‘Africa, My Home’ Tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative housed under the auspices of the stakeholder hub within the SAMRO Foundation, which receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway.
Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to support live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit.
It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools. For more information go to http://concertssa.co.za