Tag Archives: Music

Sicily On My Mind

Sicily has never been on my list of ‘Places I Want To Go’. Not that it’s been on my list of ‘Places I Don’t Want To Go’, either (I don’t really have one of those), it’s just not been on … Continue reading

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Magical Music In A Church

The Central Methodist Mission Church has watched over Greenmarket Square since 1878. It’s seen much and housed many, many congregations as well as a good few political meetings and social gatherings in its time. On Tuesday night it was filled … Continue reading

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That Song

There’s that song. Everyone has one. When you’re forty, there are those songs, no longer just that song. The ones that, when you hear them, they throw you back to a single moment in time. To that place, the smell … Continue reading

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Joan Armatrading

It was one of those days, the ones that leave me breathless and anxious, emotions burning my skin. An old man fell to the floor in a faint behind us as we queued for a drink, making me want to … Continue reading

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Alma Cafe: Julian Redpath and Howie Combrink

Down a side street off Liesbeek Parkway in Rosebank lurks a gem. The Alma Café, latter day corner café, and now live music/dinner venue, is a throbbing little heart of a place in an otherwise suburban area. It’s a small, … Continue reading

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Jack Parow

Head south down through the Lentil Curtain, past the solemn camels at Imhoff with their legs folded beneath them, along Misty Cliffs where the turquoise sea is dotted with surfers, on through the fynbos towards Cape Point, and eventually you … Continue reading

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Orchestrating at the City Hall

Sitting in the city hall feels a little like one is sitting under the petticoat of a Victorian lady. With its beautiful frilly plaster-work and rounded balconies, sparkling chandeliers and a full to almost-capacity audience, it was the perfect place … Continue reading

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