27 Apr 2013  
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City Hall Sessions - Freedom Day Concert

City Hall Sessions will be back on Saturday 27th April, with a Freedom Day special headlined by Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata, plus Moreira Chonguica. All three of these bandleaders have strong links with the mother city: Mrubata was born in Langa, Hanmer in Crawford, and Mozambican saxophonist Moreira Chonguica studied at the University of Cape Town’s College of Music.

Amarayoni - a five piece vocal group – are new to Cape Town audiences. Their styles range from mbube to isicathamiya, and include other African classics. Members have honed their skills over many years’ work as part of the bands of icons such as Miriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenya, Angelique Kidjo and Johnny Clegg.

Mrubata and Hanmer have spent decades burning their mark on the national jazz and African music scene, and also sharing their Cape music inflections internationally. Their sextet will include trumpeter Feya Faku, drummer Ayanda Sikade, bassist Pete Sklair and trombonist Jabu Magubane.

The City Hall Sessions series is supported by the National Lottery Development Trust Fund, presented by Creative Cape Town and with assistance of the City of Cape Town. The series commenced in 2011, and has brought a dynamic and diverse range of musical collaborations to Cape Town’s historic City Hall.