Audience enthusiasm and rave reviews generated sold out houses during the Baxter run in December last year.
David Kramer is a musician and songwriter with a passion for exploring the roots of Cape Afrikaans folk music. In this show, a 10-piece band includes the well-known jazz keyboard player Camillo Lombard, who plays piano accordion in this show. The incredibly versatile Gammie Lakay, who has played on numerous Kramer recordings, is on acoustic lead guitar, as well as showing off his skills as a moppie vocalist. Don-veno Prins, who wowed audiences in The Kramer Petersen Songbook and 3 Wiser Men, plays saxophone. Banjo virtuoso Nielen Prinsloo joined Breyani for the first time in December and former member of DNA Strings, Jacques Steyn plays mandolin and bass.
Veterans of klopse bands Howard Links and Charlie Rhode on banjo, mandolin, and guitar, take the moppie, the vastrap, the ghoemaliedjie and the tiekiedraai to new heights. From the stages of musical theatre and Malay Choir competitions, Loukmaan Adams sings and beats the ghoema drum and completing the stellar line-up are the much loved Sonskyn Sisters, Ruth Hector and Elspeth Davids who have an opportunity to show off their fine vocal talents. Kramer keeps the pot simmering throughout, taking the audience on a journey that explores the individual flavours of music unique to this part of the world.
For this limited season of Breyani at the Baxter Theatre, there will be two matinee performances on a Sunday afternoon, which will satisfy patrons who live beyond the city limits. Performances run nightly from Wednesdays to Sundays with an early Bird Special of 10% off all seats booked before 15 April for performances on the 18 and 19 May only. 10% discounts are also available for Senior Citizens, Students and Block Bookings of 10 or more.
Venue: Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch. Tel:† 083 915 8000.
Price: R90 - R135
Performances: 18 - 29 May 2011