What an evening! What a week! I thought the Brahms Sextet would be the main piece in this concert. How wrong this assumption turned out to be...
How can I say this ... This evening was so full of humanity because it combined the strongest pain the topic Apartheid brings with the love of life of our South African musicians. The stories they had to tell were gruesome, the pictures and the short films that were chosen for the projector were beyond what one can imagine and feel.
It was the relaxed joy of living they have that caught me the most. But it was not only the jazz sextet (one could think jazz musicians are more easy going than classical musicians), everyone from South Africa seemed to have a different position to life than us Europeans. I really learned something about life here.
Everything put together, the fantastic jazz musicians from the New Skool Sextet, the fabulous string players from the Bochabela String Orchestra, Rudens Turku and Klaus Christa contributed to an evening that I won't forget.
Part of this Project were amongst others the players of the New Skool Sextet: Tshepo Tsotetsi, Sibusiso Sibanyoni, Musa Mdluli, Thabang Sithole, Pule Mpeke. From the Bochabela String Orchestra: Bonolo Kgaile, Mookho Boitumelo Rankhala, Reggie Teys, Siyolise Nyondo, Lebogang Ledwaba, Zuko Samela, Tabea Christa
Many thanks and big respect to Klaus and Tabea, who didn't only bring everyone together but also directed the entire show. Last but not least: Claudia, who provides home and heart to everyone.
News Paper: Standing Ovations ...
This all happened within the festival "Montforter Zwischentöne"