Friday, November 02, 2012

02 November - Arts, Culture & Environment - Beanstalk presents Cape Town World Music Festival & Arts update

Ma’or Harris
In today's show, we were joined by Ma’or Harris – From Beanstalk. We were talking about the Cape Town World Music Festival taking place next weekend. The festival will be an accessible inner-city music festival showcasing the best in World Music in a format that is crafted to enlighten, entertain and engage. Cape Town will experience 32 acts over 2 days, placed on four unique stages, each showcasing diverse music from across the globe. The festival will feature artists like Mbongiseni Ngubane aka Bholoja, Oliver Mtukudzi, Spoek Mathambo, Freshlyground, Zaki Ibrahim and many more. Spanning from Harrington Square to the Assembly and the Mahogany Room, it will feature: a main day/night live music stage with both local and international artists, a day time free stage, an intimate acoustic/listening space and a late night Nu World dance stage featuring the best of world dance music. The festival will also host a series of music and industry workshops as a build up to the main event, as well as host a day time local craft market, food stalls and bars on event days. Tickets costs R320 for all stage full weekend pass, R250 for Saturday and R150 for Friday. R80 for the night at Nu World dance party. For more information go to

On Thursday, there’s a free workshop opened to the public: POPS MOHAMED - Will give a master workshop using multiple indigenous instruments. By the end of the workshop a new song will be born.
OLIVER MTUKUDZI- "Conversations with Tuku" Will host a frank and open discussion about his life, music & career.
‘WHAT IS WORLD MUSIC’ – A panel discussion about “What is world music?” hosted by Evan Milton featuring key figures in the local music industry.
SIYABONGA MTHEMBU (THE BROTHER MOVES ON) – The music of performance; a performance workshop taking us back to the basic building blocks of the voice, hands and the collective energy.
DEREK GRIPPER – Will be talking about the various african guitar styles of playing.

Nigel Vermaas was Instudio for the Arts update.

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