To herald in the summer, The Baxter has launched an exciting new series of outdoor concerts, [email protected], in the newly landscaped garden of Cape Town’s iconic theatre, from November 2021 at 6pm.
The series kicks off with SAMA-nominated artist, Majozi, on 28 November, followed by Matthew Mole on 19 December 2021 and Zolani Mahola, The One Who Sings, on 30 January 2022.
Having won the South African Music Award for pop album of the year with his third album Ghost (2019), Matthew Mole is well versed in using multiple instruments to create his hits, all of which he plays himself. His approach is to start with a melody or lyrical idea and then fill it out by recording various instruments into his works.
His latest hit, I’m with you, an indie-pop gem, is testament to why his fans have come to appreciate his eclectic approach to love songs and music in general. With a massive European tour on the cards in 2022, this will be a special treat for Cape Town audiences to catch this pop sensation before Mole jets off to expand his career among his European fanbase.
Zolani Mahola, who now goes as The One Who Sings, will perform songs from her recently released debut solo album, Thetha Mama, on 30 January 2022 at 6pm. She is no stranger to The Baxter’s stage where, in 2019, she launched her solo career by writing and performing in her one-woman show The One Who Sings, which won her the prestigious Fleur du Cap award for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2020 she performed with Gregory Maqoma in Baxter Back on Stage.
Storyteller, soulful singer, award-winning actress and an inspirational icon, The One Who Sings, is well-loved and respected by South Africans for unifying the country through music and bridging social, racial and cultural divides.
Since the start of her solo career in 2019, The One Who Sings has performed with multiple Grammy Award winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma in January 2020, and later that same year she revealed her first solo single “Remember Who You Are” ahead of her solo album Thetha Mama which has just been released to great reviews. [email protected] audiences will be some of the first to experience live, her unique new sound which she describes as “a modern folk-infused style, with electro-soul and a touch of Amapiano”
This spectacular lineup of top South African artists performing on The Baxter’s lawns is the perfect summer experience for the entire family to enjoy. Audiences are encouraged to bring along their picnic baskets and blankets, while enjoying sensational music. Only alcohol purchased from The Baxter’s bar will be permitted.
Performances will be regulated by lockdown regulations at the time, with all COVID-19 protocols in place and to be observed. These include the availability of hand sanitisers, tracking and tracing recorded, temperature checks, mandatory wearing of masks and practicing of physical distancing. Audience members are advised to arrive early to avoid delays.
Tickets for Majozi at [email protected] on 28 November are R175 throughout and tickets for Matthew Mole on 19 December 2021 and Zolani Mahola, The One Who Sings, on 30 January 2022, are R225. Patrons are able to purchase picnic baskets with various options when purchasing tickets at an additional cost.
Doors open at 5pm, with performances starting at 6pm and booking is through Webtickets online at www.webtickets.co.za or Pick n Pay stores.