Accomplished cellist and composer Thokozani Mhlambi showcases a program of musical heritage with his Homecoming Tour concert.
After his stint in France, the composer and cellist Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi presents a homecoming tour showcasing his new material created in Paris as well as some of the old favourites from his debut album. He is joined on stage by friends, some of South Africa’s most vibrant artists.
The concert takes as an inspiration Heritage Month, and the diversity of cultural influences on this content. It opens with a solemn dedication to early African composers (the likes of Enoch Sontonga, John Knox Bokwe, to mention a few), and are followed by further live acts. Culminating with a meditative set played by Mhlambi, which reflects the influences he came across: there are traces of Arab influence from interacting with Oud players on the streets of Paris, some Kora-sounding reflections from links with immigrants, and roaming musical griots, from Mali.
The 35-year-old KwaZulu-Natal composer and cultural thinker say he is excited to be performing in the Baxter Theatre’s new Garden venue. Listeners can expect a different kind of communication than in a traditional theatre venue.
Venue: The Garden, Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Cost: R100 | R50 for students and pensioners