UBUNTU: David Kramer Reflecting on Apartheid
South African singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer David Kramer looks back at the Apartheid era when much of his music was banned for politcal satire and the mixing of languages.
WithUBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa festival less than two weeks away, we will continue to post videos that explore the many threads that make up South Africa's vibrant culture.
|Sunday, October 25 at 9 PM
David Kramer Band
Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers
The fascinating folk music from the Cape region of South Africa is explored by two groups in this concert. Composer, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and tireless champion of Cape musical traditions, David Kramer performs with a lineup of top musicians from Cape Town and the Karoo desert. New York audiences also have a rare opportunity to hear a Cape Malay choir—the Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers, a 15-voice male choir led by Moeniel Jacobs. They perform music from Cape Town that combines Dutch folk songs and Afrikaans comic songs with colorful inflections and ornaments from vocal traditions as far afield as Malaysia, Arabia, and East Africa.