01 MARCH 2017
MUSIC IN THE HILLS THIS WEEK
Time: 7pm, R25 entry, food and soft drinks available, BYOB, visit www.mith.co.za for more details and directions.
DIRECTIONS TO MiTH:
Take the N3 to Hilton, take the Hilton turnoff and go South into the Village (away from Hilton College). Travel 5,2km along Hilton Avenue (past two sets of traffic lights and Old Main Brewery) and keep going straight as Hilton Avenue turns into Dennis Shepstone Drive. At the 5,2km mark, Knoll Drive will be on your right – the entrance to MiTH is the second entrance on your left into The Knoll Historic Guest Farm. (Dennis Shepstone Drive is currently under heavy construction – so please be very cautious.)
19:00-19:15 NOTE TIME CHANGE OPEN MIC
19:15-19:45 Siphwe Hadebe
R&B Singer, Songwriter, Actor and Presenter Sphiwe Hadebe was born in 1992 in Ladysmith, KZN. The amazingly talented Sphiwe also has an amazing vocal range. He writes his own lyrics and composes his own music and for other artists. He also covers other artists such as Sam Smith, Chris Brown, Trey Songs, Usher, Whitney Houston and more. He also covers local artists such as Ntando, Soul Brothers and more.
He is currently working on his debut Album to be titled " Lomculo" and will soon be releasing his first EP in the form of a live DVD which he says is his way of showing that he is more than just a studio singer but he is able to perform LIVE. The LIVE DVD is titled A New Perspective Live EP.
R&B is not a genre we've seen much of at MiTH, but Sphiwe is a talented proponent of this type of music and will provide MiTHites with a skilled presentation of something new!
20:00-20:50 Sebastian Goldswain
Seb Goldswain is a South African guitarist, composer and performing artist best known for his virtuoso guitar playing and high-energy stage presence. Armed with either an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar and a Marshall stack, Seb has the rare ability to wow and entertain crowds with nothing but his original compositions, energetic performances and dazzling guitar playing. With influences like Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Zappa, and Steve Morse (all world-class guitarists/composers) Seb expresses the rare talent of being able to entertain a pop crowd, as well as Jazz, Rock, Blues and Heavy Metal crowds, all with his original music and masterful guitar playing.
21:00-22:00 Joel Karabo Elliot & Roots Grown Deep
Roots Grown Deep is an Amer-Afrikan musical, poetic and cultural movement seeking the most resonant harmonies of human Diaspora, expressing a unique musical fusion of New Orleans jazz, southern African indigenous rhythm and dance, Jamaican reggae and Appalachia folk. The outcome is a passionate soul's outcry of multiple languages, trances, and instrumental concepts, guided by a poetic message of conscious spiritual ascension.
Roots Grown Deep’s 2016 double album entitled Grow Within And You Shall Not Go Without, connects the landscapes of three rivers: the Limpopo of Southern Africa, the Colorado of the Grand Canyon, and the Bluefields of Jamaica. Grow Within features the musical voices of more than twenty South African and American artists, including Msaki, Nono Nkoane, Naftali, Nkoto Malebye and Stompie Selibe.
For their 2017 KZN and Lesotho tour, Roots Grown Deep will perform as a quartet featuring Newcastle and Durban native Ntando Mbatha on bass, Sepedi and isiZulu praise poet Dennias Mashegwane, and percussionist Lantern Maleka. Both albums of the Grow Within musical novel will be available for sale at the concerts (R200 and R100 respectively).
For more on JKE as an artist and the ensemble’s vision, active projects and performance history, visit: www.rootsgrowndeep.com
MiTH is a semi-open mic music club. An opportunity for musicians to share the joy of their music with a friendly audience which includes fellow musicians – who have all “been there” too. (Non-musicians welcome too!) Whether you’re a newbie looking for your first opportunity to perform publicly, or a more experienced / mature musician simply looking for people who are as passionate about music as you are – come along and join us!