FOREST JAM GROOVE ORCHESTRA Tour 2016
In association with Concerts SA, the Forest Jam Groove Orchestra is on tour from the 25th of March until the 20th of Aprilfeaturing nine musicians from three different countries plus guests – all gathering under the Forest Jam Southern Africa umbrella.
Guest appearances by Herbie Tsoaeli at the Orbit, Madala Kunene – the King of the Zulu Guitar and Chico Antonio. Chico is an icon of contemporary Mozambican music – multi-rhythmic and multi-melodic. Madala Kunene and his unique style needs no introduction nor does master double bass player Herbie Tsoaeli who will be joining the Groove Orchestra on the 25th of March at The Orbit in Braamfontein.
The Groove Orchestra are Bernard Mndaweni (ebass) Matchume Zango (percussion/timbila) Nicky Shange (voc) Matthias Abächerli (ebass/violin) Jul Dillier (keyboard /piano /accordion) Lerato Lichaba (guitars) Gontse Makhene (percussion) Cyrill Michel (voc) and Carlo Menet (guitar).
Forest Jam Groove Orchestra’s Tour is supported by the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism administered by Concerts SA which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, together with volunteers from the music industry who are supporting the cause of this educational organisation
Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation; it receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. The project aims to support live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools. For more information please visit our website http://concertssa.co.za, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ConcertsSA or like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ConcertsSA.
Forest Jam Southern Africa is a registered educational non-profit organization and its members are mainly young music students, music teachers, veteran master musicians, and administrators from Southern Africa and Switzerland. The brainchild of Robert Trunz (ex Melt 2000), FOREST JAM’s educational goal is to transfer knowledge from veterans and masters to young musicians who join the organisation’s programs from different countries in Africa and Europe and to teach awareness of the musical heritage of countries in Southern Africa. The original Forest Jam Club was founded and is registered in Switzerland and has since organised two major educational events in Switzerland and Madagascar in 2014 and 2015. Forest Jam Southern Africa operates out of Durban in South Africa.
Forest Jam Links
25th March – The Orbit Braamfontein with Herbie Tsoaeli – 8pm
26th March – The Orbit Braamfontein with Madala Kunene and Chico Antonio – 8pm
27th March – Soweto Theatre with Madala Kunene and Chico Antonio – 2.30pm
28th March – Afrikan Freedom Station Joburg with Madala Kunene & Chico Antonio – 7.30pm
3rd April – Rainbow in Pinetown with Madala Kunene – 1pm
6th April – UKZN Centre of Jazz with Madala Kunene – 6pm
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