Event Category: MiTH
19h00 – Bowstring
This father-daughter duo (Rebecca and Charles Webster) will be bringing you the vocal harmonies and the funky rhythm they have become known for – with a mix of original and cover material, there is much emotion and much musicality in this team. With influences ranging from John Mayer, Lee Dewyze and the Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel, game soundtrack legend Christopher Tin and rockers like Led Zeppelin and Evanescence, the father-daughter dynamic is special.
19h30 – Ilan Lax, Charles Webster, Barry Meintjes and Michael Webster
Details to follow.
20h10 – Hinds Brothers Band
The Hinds Brothers are a folk rock group fronted by singer/songwriter brothers Aden & Wren Hinds. Born and raised on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, the music of The Hinds Brothers emblemizes the tranquil beauty of these surrounds – but much more than that, they bring to the art of melody and lyric music written, sung, and played from the heart for the heart.
Individually their voices are very different yet meld seamlessly into harmonic perfection. Similarly their songwriting displays that merging compatability that produces songs of unforgettable melody line and lyrical beauty. These qualities, perfectly complimented by voices of great originality and beauty, make live performances by these young musicians an intimate, dynamic and unforgettable experience. They have evolved a style uniquely and undeniably their own.
Great music always resonates with the trilogy of mind, heart and spirit and in this respect the creative work of the Hinds Brothers is an unqualified success, for their music will live long in the minds, hearts and spirits of all who are fortunate enough to experience their art.
21h00 – Qadasi & Maqhinga
Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, Qadasi and Maqhinga are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both professional musicians in their own right and sharing the same vision, joining forces has resulted in an international caliber of music which represents the heart and soul of South African roots music.
David Jenkins, also known as Qadasi, is an accomplished Maskandi guitarist, concertina and banjo player who developed a deep passion for Zulu culture and music at a young age. This interest grew exponentially over the years, and as a result, his love for traditional music was born. After matriculating in 2010, Qadasi released his first studio album under record label, Sande Entertainment headed by Sibongiseni Shabalala of four-time Grammy Award winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. His second album, released in 2014, has since been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) and SATMA (South African Traditional Music Award). In 2015, Qadasi was honoured to receive a KwaZulu Natal Young Achievers Award for ‘social cohesion through Maskandi’.
Maqhinga Radebe began his career as a Maskandi musician in the mid 80’s and has received numerous awards for his amazing musical skills, which also include SAMA and SATMA Award nominations. Well travelled, he has performed to audiences in several countries, including Zimbabwe, England and the USA and throughout Southern Africa, sharing stages with top artists such as Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phuzekhemisi and Soul Brothers, to name a few. He is presently most well known for his key role as the guitarist in popular Maskandi group, Shabalala Rhythm.
David first met Maqhinga in Durban in early 2010 when enquiring about a concertina tuner. After a ‘jam session’, thus began their story and the two have become firm friends, with Maqhinga taking the role of music director and producer of David’s first solo projects. The talented musicians later decided to join forces after realizing the musical potential that was possible by combining their artistry.
Over the past several years, the two of them have travelled home and abroad with their eclectic fusion, taking it to audiences in the UK, Europe, Asia, and throughout South Africa, and are thrilled to have released their long awaited collaborative album titled, “Lashis’ Ilanga” – an organic, acoustic fusion of traditional Maskandi and western folk music. This was recently nominated for a 2017 SAMA Award for Best Traditional Album and a SATMA Award for Best Male Group. Aside from promoting Zulu culture, traditional music and social cohesion, the duo have also been actively involved in rhino conservation, working alongside the Kingsley Holgate foundation and Project Rhino as rhino ambassadors.
There is much excitement in the promise of what lies ahead for this Maskandi duo which is continuing in the footsteps of this powerful genre’s icons.
Arguably the KZN Midlands’ best-loved music venue, Music in The Hills (MiTH) is an opportunity for beginners, professionals and passionate music fans to share the joy of music at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm. Visit www.mith.co.za for more details and directions. Musicians can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for slots.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
MiTH takes place every second Wednesday at The Knoll Historic Guest Farm, Knoll Drive, Hilton. Doors open at 6pm and the music will kick off at 7pm. Entrance is R40 at the door. Bring your own booze. Food and soft drinks are available for sale.
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 Crossways Pub) 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.
Visit www.mith.co.za for more details and directions.
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