For time immemorial music has had the ability to transcend
boundaries, soften hearts, start a revolution and nurture the seeds of love.
Beginning with this premise, the Musicians
Against Xenophobia concert places music at the centre of its philosophy for
unity. The event, which takes place this Sunday 3 May at The Great Wizoo in
Rondebosch, strives to bring people together to stand in solidarity with those
affected by the xenophobic attacks. Beyond this, it seeks to encourage
introspection in the role we all play in building a society that upholds the
humanity of each and every one us. Conceived and created by local musicians,
the event features an eclectic line up from genres such as folk, soul, jazz and
rock. Expect to hear the rich Southern African infused arrangements of Bronwen
Clacherty, the unique cinematic instrumental post-rock art of We Set Sail along
with the profoundly poignant and groovy sounds of Soul Sessionz, among others.
All proceeds will be donated to Gift of the Givers to assist in humanitarian
efforts. You are invited to add your voice in a small but significant way. You
are invited to join in a celebration of difference. Yes, we are all Africans
and we stand united, but we are also unique in our own ways. Beautifully
different! Doors open at 11am and the first session starts promptly at 12 with
guitar/vocalist Jeremy Douglas. Tickets available at the door: R50 and food and
drinks are on sale at the venue.