Afro-Flamenco flavour hits Gauteng Carnival
JT Communication Solutions06/01/2010 14:47:45
Spanish artists Afro-Flamenco will join South Africa's finest jazz musicians at the Pale Ya Rona Gauteng Carnival Music Concert.
The Spanish Embassy has sponsored Afro-Flamenco's participation in this event, set to take place at Mofolo Park, where Raimundo Amador, Tomasito, Ranki and others will mix their flamenco and jazzy styles with the Soweto Spiritual Singers, violinist Tshepo Mngoma and guitarist Bheki Khoza.
The free concert on June 6 is the main event of the ‘Pale Ya Rona Gauteng Carnival' that runs for two days on 4 and 5 June. It will showcase some of the province's greatest jazz musicians, including the Gauteng Jazz Orchestra, iconic Jazz muso Jonas Gwangwa, Sophia Sisters, Quiet Storm, Upbeat, Four Seasons, Pro-Kid, Jonas Gwangwa, Thandiswa Mazwai and Selaelo Selota, together on one stage for a mind blowing festival that will surely add a swinging step to your week.
Afro-Flamenco will also play in the evenings of June 4 at the Masakeng Pub in Soweto and on 5 June at the newly opened Main Street Life in Joburg. In addition to the shows, they will be filming a documentary that will feature Spanish-Guinean actress Desirée Ndjambo. The footage aims to capture this historical musical exchange experience between Spain and Soweto happening in the largest township in Gauteng.
The ‘Pale Ya Rona Carnival Music Concert' is sure to cater for almost everyone's taste, not only will audiences be thrilled by the mix of South African and Spanish jazz, there will also be acts from Algeria and Brazil at the annual festival displaying their home grown talents.
These extravagant celebrations of the Pale Ya Rona Carnival, culminating in the Carnival Music Concert at Mofolo Park in Soweto on June 6, gives the carnival-goers a chance to enjoy a choice selection of music for free in the company of their family and friends in a relaxing picnic style setting.
The concert and documentary also come under the auspices of MzansiCultura.es, which is how the Embassy of Spain's cultural section re-brands itself to bring both cultures closer to each other and closer to the South African public.
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