What happens when you mix Folk, Country, African Folk, Flamenco, World Music, Acoustic Rock, Classical Music, Ragas, Cape Jazz, Bluegrass, Celtic Music, a little Neo-Soul and a Swamp of Blues – then throw in a few guitars, a piano, violins, ukuleles, cellos, tablas, piano accordions, washboards, blues harps and voices from the heavens – all played by some of South Africa’s finest in these genres?
You get the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival! Real Wired Music and Sedgwick’s Old Brown in association with Music Experience are proud to announce the 6th installment of the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival.
24 South African artists will perform completely acoustically in an intimate, concert-style setting. These performances will be delivered in the form of 12 collaborations and stripped down to the essence of the songs. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling from the personal journeys of some of South Africa’s best songwriters and musicians.
The line-up includes some of SA’s finest musicians and the following collaborations have been confirmed:
- Vusi Mahlasela / Ard Matthews
- Deep South / Errol Dyers
- Reza Khota / Derek Gripper
- Jesse Jordan / Mark Haze
- Louise Day / Tatum
- Farryl Purkiss / Digby and the Lullaby
- Wayne Pauli / Nuka
- Blacksmith / Dave Ferguson
- James Grace / Saudiq Khan
- Evelyn Hart / Carla Conradie
- Jack Mantis / Touchwood
- Miles Sievwright / Jeremy Douglas
Music Experience will be running a competition at their great live interactive store. The winner of the competition will receive an Alvarez guitar from Music Experience and will get to open the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival at the Baxter. For more information go here.
As with last Winter’s concert, we will be doing a blanket drop for the homeless – if you have spare blankets bring them along and we will have a designated collection spot at the venue. All blankets will be donated to Bread for Life and distributed to the homeless.