A hot mix for 50th celebration

2017-03-21 06:03
FreshlyGround is ready to mix it up with Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse at Spier.

FreshlyGround is ready to mix it up with Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse at Spier.

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Get set to revel with two of South Africa’s biggest and finest institutions, FreshlyGround and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, when they share the stage, for the very first time, on Saturday 25 March.

In what is set to be an extraordinary night out, these two heavyweights will come together at the intimate Spier Amphitheatre stage, as part of Mabuse’s 50-year-celebration in music.

“All the classics will be in there and these include Burn Out, Shikisha, and many more of songs that have shaped me as a musician, philanthropist and father to my beautiful daughters,” Mabuse divulges.

As to what Freshly fans can expect from the multi-platinum-selling globetrotters?

With their sixth album currently in final production with Swedish producer Tore Johannson, the group may just offer a sample of what’s to come from the group in the months ahead.

“There will be material never performed before,” lead singer Zolani Mahola teases. There will also be some deviations from the usual popular material too.”

“I’ve never played at Spier before,” says Mabuse.

“I’ve also never performed with FreshlyGround before but I have huge respect for the music they create, and they are lovely people which just enhances the whole ­experience.”

The much-applauded Around The Fire and Wrestling With Dawn producer, playwright and performer, Siphokazi Jonas, will also share the stage on the night, revealing yet another side to her dynamic talent.

“I’m delighted to have her open for us,” says Mabuse.

“I have watched her, over the last two years, create her own path and make work for herself, all of which needs to be heard and applauded. I’m really looking forward to a great night.”

The show starts at 18:00.V Bookings at Computicket.


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