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South Africa Festival

South Africa Festival

Special Events and Festivals

Date and time
09 May 2019 (1:00pm - 10:15pm)

Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£10 (£8)

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South Africa Festival

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire now has extensive connections with South Africa through outreach programmes, distance learning and exchange students, so we are delighted to present this festival of South African music and musicians.

The Bokani Dyer Trio's performance is supported by Jon Ferrier, Peter Bacon, Brian Homer and Tony Dudley-Evans.

Programme of events:

1pm Opening of Festival: Speeches of introduction from Louise Lansdowne; Brian Homer; Peter Bacon.

1.15pm Jazz Orchestra set
Let it Be Told arr. Julian Arguelles

2.15pm Louise Lansdowne
Schubert Trout Quintet movts 1, 4 and 5 and David Earl – Dedicated to Winne Mandela, ARCO presentation

3.30pm Naomi Sullivan SOUNDING CITIES I. With visual art. 
Theo Herbst Of Dance I (UK premiere)
Clare Loveday City Deep
Theo Herbst Of Dance II (World premiere, live linked with DizuPlaatjie, Cape Town)

Arthur Feder Reflections (World premiere)
Kevin Volans Asanga 
Andile Khumalo Tracing Hollow traces
Matthjis Van Dijk Scenes from a Bar 
Henryk Golden Orangutang 

5.15pm Louise Lansdowne
Kevin Volans, Peter Klatzow (works for solo violin) and Chris James String Quartet dedicated to Steve Biko and Chris Hani, ARCO presentation

6.30pm Brian Homer screening, plus Jazz Nonet play Amabutho

7.30pm Bokani Dyer set one

8.30pm Bokani Dyer set two

9.30pm Township Band

10.30pm Close

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