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Pianist Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane on tour to Cape Town and Joburg

iSupport Music Business in partnership with Concerts SA presents a tour by Durban-based pianist and composer Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane. The pianist and his band will be in Cape Town for various concerts from Friday 16 November to Sunday 18 November and in Johannesburg on 29 and 30 November, as part of his Closer to Home tour.

Sibusiso Mash MashiloaneMashiloane’s third album release Closer to Home comes at a season in Sibusiso Mash Mashloane’s career where he wants to zoom into his social and musical identity. Being born in Mpumalanga Province, surrounded by Ndebele, Pedi and Swazi people and later moving to KwaZulu Natal, he observed that each society breathes its own character: ‘If that character is not embraced the significance of being part of it, is lost’ says Mashiloane.
     All the cultures he experienced have their own transitional, cultural practices, which gives birth to new societies of mixed cultures and traditions. You can clearly hear this in his album Closer to Home, which is a culmination of all the musical dialects and the characteristics of the communities he has stayed and shared with. It is however not a complete reflection, but a serious starting point, which he trusts to attain a better understanding and revelations through his studies and musical encounters.
     During his planned launch tour, he will present Closer to Home live for audiences in Cape Town and Johannesburg. An impressive list of established artists contributed to the album, featuring established names such as Kunle Ayo on guitar, Tlale Makhene on percussions, Paki Peloeole on drums and Qhubekani Mthetwa on bass guitar.
     About the choice of musicians that contributed to this music he says ‘these musicians all take pride in their identity and are not only driven by their music’s skill impressions but also by relevancy and accuracy.’
     Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane’s Closer to Home Tour is supported by Concerts SA through the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism that offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.

Cape Town – Muizenberg Jazz Festival
Friday 16 November at 20:00 – R130 (individual show) / R600 (day pass for all 5 shows from 17:00) / R1000 (weekend pass).
Address: Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg.
Tickets available on Computicket or at the Masque Theatre.

Cape Town – Muizenberg Jazz Festival Workshop
Facilitated by South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE).
Saturday 17 November from 11:00 – 12:00. Free entrance.
Address: Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg.
Topic: Jazz piano/South African Jazz.

Cape Town – Alma Café
Saturday 17 November at 19:00 – R100.
Address: 20 Alma Rd, Rosebank, Cape Town.
Pre-bookings only: 021- 685 7377.

Cape Town – Jazz in the Native Yards
Sunday 18 November at 15:00 – R100 (standard).
Address: KwaSec, NY 138 No.52, Gugulethu.
Bookings: 060 960 8935 /

Johannesburg – The Orbit
Thursday 29 November at 20:30 – R120.
Address: 81 de Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Bookings: 011-339 6645 /

Johannesburg – Sophiatown The Mix
Friday 30 November at 20:00 – R150
Address: 71-73 Toby Street, Sophiatown (next to Westdene)
Bookings: 083 – 550 7130 / 011 447 3490 (booking essential)
BYO drinks and snacks

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