Author Archives: Calum

Hilton Schilder :: Rebirth

Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Hilton Schilder was born into a musical family in Lotus River, Cape Town. He is the son of esteemed South African jazz pianist Tony Schilder (1937-2010) and nephew of Chris Schilder of Cape Town’s groundbreaking jazz-fusion group … Continue reading

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Mac McKenzie Orchestra :: Live in Joburg

Mac Mckenzie is the Genuine musician. His vision is becoming a reality. In 2002 when we formed the Goema Captains of Cape Town, this is what Mac said, “We are busy putting up the cornerstone for goema as it were. … Continue reading

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Darling Chamber Orchestra :: Goema Symphony No. 1 – The Finale

Ten years and six symphonic seasons later, Mac McKenzie (The Genuines, The Goema Captains of Cape Town) is back at the beginning. His original symphonic composition, now complete and with the enhanced title Goema Symphony No. 1 – The Finale, … Continue reading

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Goema Orchestra :: Sixth Concert Season

On two Saturdays in August 2014, the 16th and the 23rd, the Cape Town Composers’ Workshop presents the 6th season of the Cape Town Goema Orchestra. Six Cape Town based composers will present new work. This season debuts two new … Continue reading

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Goema Orchestra 2013 :: Meet the Composers

Mac McKenzie is the director of the Cape Town Composers’ Workshop, an incubator for emerging composers of Cape music. Formerly of the Genuines and Goema Captains of Cape Town, McKenzie is a self-taught composer. He stars in the award-winning documentary … Continue reading

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Goema Orchestra :: Summer Season 2013

The Cape Town Goema Orchestra is happy to announce the dates of its Summer Season 2013 concerts. Orchestra performances are scheduled to take place on the first two Saturdays of November, showcasing a new batch of original compositions by six … Continue reading

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Cape Town Celebrates Sathima :: 13, 14 & 16 July 2013

South Africa’s inimitable jazz vocalist and composer Sathima Benjamin returned to Cape Town in 2011 following 34 years in New York. Benjamin and former husband Abdullah Ibrahim moved to the United States with their two children in the wake of … Continue reading

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Derek Gripper :: Jarabi (Toumani Diabaté)

Derek Gripper’s arrangement of Toumani Diabaté’s “Jarabi” at the Long Street Slave Church in Cape Town (May 2012). This performance sees a 21-string kora composition from Mali finding its expression on a six-string classical guitar at the same venue in … Continue reading

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Goema Orchestra :: South Atlantic Suite & Guest Composers

The December 2012 edition of the Cape Town Goema Orchestra showcases an expanded version of McKenzie’s “South Atlantic Suite” (which premièred in September 2012) as well as new orchestral works by Ana Strugar, Maxim Starcke, Reza Khota and Keenan Ahrends. … Continue reading

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Mama Goema :: Sound on Screen Music Film Festival 2012

Sound on Screen Music Film Festival (SOS) Johannesburg | The Bioscope | December 2012 The third installment of South Africa’s Sound On Screen Music Film Festival is based in Johannesburg for the first time this year! SOS 2012 takes place … Continue reading

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