Award winning show ‘Al lê die berge nog so blou’ at Old Mutual Music in the Gardens


Over blue waters to blue mountains, from the Blue Note in New York to Bloubergstrand. Al lê die berge nog so blou is one of South Africa’s most famous traditional Cape songs song by the Klopse and now the name of the award-winning show that ran at KKNK 2015 to sold out audiences.

Al lê die Berge Nog so Blou is a show that follows the journey of the blues.  From Africa to America where it developed into rock, pop and jazz, and then back to African where we developed our own traditional music based on that format. Written and compiled by Schalk Joubert (bassist, composer and solo artist has performed with Anton Goosen, Vusi Mahlasela, David Kramer, Karen Zoid to name a few), guests will be treated to vocals from Zolani Mahoba (Freshlyground) including a hair raising rendition of a  Led Zeppelin number and Bobby van Jaarsveld singing Chuck Berry.

Joining them on stage, the who’s who of musicians including Albert Frost, Peter Mitchell, Nick Turner, Kevin Gibson and Ramon Alexander.

With reworking of some of Bobby and Zolani’s hits, the artists will pay homage to Johannes Kerkorrel and The Gerefmeerde Blues Band, Bob Dylan, Anton Goosen and more.

Whatever style of music you like, this show has it and it is guaranteed to blow your hair back!

The remaining dates and performers for the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens season are:

4 October AKA, Tresor & Yanga Walter Sisulu National Botanic Garden

28 November Carols by Candlelight ft. Bala Brothers Walter Sisulu National Botanic Garden

Tickets prices for the 2015 Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series:

Tickets are available before concert day via for R50 per adult and on the day from the entrance for R100 per adult. Children under the age of 12 enter for free.

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