The one-day festival begins at 13:00 and will mix jazz and classical icons for the next eight hours. The line-up includes refreshment breaks and a chance to absorb the atmosphere of the farm.
The show will open with Jazz vocalist and SAMA 2020 nominee Spha Mdlalose, who will present “Indlel'eyekhaya” with Lumanyano Unity Mzi on drums, Zeke Le Grange on tenor saxophone, Steven de Sousa on bass and Robin Fassie on trumpet. They will be followed by an amazing ensemble of classical and traditional indigenous music Ancient Voices and friends presenting: Molweni Bosisi! and ft. Lungiswa Plaatjies, Nomapostile Nyiki, Nomakrestu Xakathugaga, Sarah Evans and Larissa Johnson.
This will be followed by Navi Yuga: a Siya Makuzeni (vocals and trombone) and Darren English (trumpet) collaboration ft Mphumi Dlamini on keys and piano, Lumanyano Unity Mzi on drums, and Sean Sanby on bass. The following act is a long-awaited encounter between two SA legends, pianist Paul Hanmer and guitarist and singer Neo Muyanga, in conversation.
The festival will end on a very high note with the amazing talent of saxophonist and Standard Bank Young Artists for Jazz 2020 Sisonke Xonti presenting uGaba The Migration, and ft. Steven de Sousa on bass, Kyle Shepherd on piano, Tefo Mahola on drums and Sabu Jiyane on percussions.
Says Festival organiser and co-producer Aymeric Péguillan of Pegs Music Project, “This has been a terribly challenging year in many respects. Music allows us to see beyond and elevate our minds and souls, and we hope that this very exciting second edition of the Festival will bring happiness, joy and a renewed energy to our audience and followers”.
Péguillan, who is co-producer with Eastern Acoustics, says “ We are so excited to continue the journey started last year where we present two musical art forms that uniquely inform our South African identity”.
The amphitheatre at Spier provides the ideal venue for the showcase with several outlets for picnic, casual and fine dining.
Doors open at 12:15
1st Act - 1pm Spha Mdlalose presents “Indlel'eyekhaya”
2nd Act - 2.30pm (Ancient Voices and friends present: Molweni Bosisi! Ft. Lungiswa Plaatjies, Nomapostile Nyiki, Nomakrestu Xakathugaga, Sarah Evans and Larissa Johnson)
3rd Act - 4pm (Navi Yuga: Siya Makuzeni and Darren English collaboration)
4th Act - 5.30pm (Paul Hanmer and Neo Muyanga in Conversation)
5th Act - 7.30pm (Sisonke Xonti presents uGaba The Migration)