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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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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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Goema Orchestra :: Agent of Connectivity

For this month’s pair of Cape Town Goema Orchestra performances, I presented an update on Mama Goema and drew attention to the broader activities of the “goema movement.” I touched on the theme of connectivity and the idea of forging … Continue reading

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Mac McKenzie Friendship Orchestra :: Table Bay Concerto

While Mama Goema is screening in Canada this weekend, Mac McKenzie will be making waves in Basel and Anwil as The Table Bay Concerto in G-Major reaches the music stands of a Swiss “friendship orchestra” for the European première of … Continue reading

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Cape Town Goema Orchestra :: Table Bay Concerto Première

“This showcase of Cape music will do Capetonians proud,” says composer Mac McKenzie. “The Table Bay Concerto in G-Major is a chronological account of Table Bay as I imagine it, my impression of its evolution from the time just before … Continue reading

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Cape Town Goema Orchestra :: Goema Symphony No. 1 & Guests

If you missed out in August 2010, here’s you chance to catch Goema Symphony No. 1 with  performances on Saturday 12, 19 & 26 March 2011. Presented by the Cape Town Composers’ Workshop, the concert features the work of Mac … Continue reading

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Cape Town Goema Orchestra :: Saturday 28 August 2010

FROM PUNK THROUGH PENTHOUSE TO THE UNIVERSITY Mac McKenzie has always pushed the boundaries of Goema, the rhythmic groove at the heart of Cape Town’s carnival culture. During the 80s, he injected defiance into the idiom with The Geniunes, creating … Continue reading

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