For the second year in a row, the Pebble Shakers will be headlining the Mother City Hop festival weekend at the main event, the Swingin’ the District dance party, on Saturday, 21 March.
Last week we sat down with Rodney Trudgeon of Fine Music Radio, Cape Town’s premier station for classical and jazz music, to talk about the Echoes of Sophiatown album. What a joy to be invited to share more about the production of the album and bring this music to a new audience! Rodney brought us in as part of his … Read More
The Echoes of Sophiatown tribute album is now available for sale in the Cape Town Swing online shop! Featuring 12 finger-snapping tunes from our transcription project performed by Cape Town’s favorite swing band, the Pebble Shakers, the album is available on CD and vinyl. The selection of songs featured on the album represent the breadth of artists and jazz legends … Read More
After months of transcribing, translating, and practicing the songs at the centre of the Echoes of Sophiatown project, the album at the core of the first project milestone has dropped! Featuring 12 of the 30 songs transcribed in the first phase of the project, the Echoes of Sophiatown tribute album is now available on CD and vinyl. Digital downloads will … Read More
Following a hopping launch party on 7 March, the Echoes of Sophiatown art exhibition at Youngblood gallery is now open to the public! Featuring the work of local artists who were inspired by the music, art, history, and spirit of the South African swing era, the exhibition forms the first pillar of milestone one for the Echoes project. The exhibition … Read More
Calling all artists! We have extended the deadline for artwork submissions for the Echoes of Sophiatown exhibition with Youngblood-Africa in March. Applicants have until 28 Feb to submit a visual art piece inspired by the music of the South African swing era. All are welcome to submit – here is what you need to know: Deadline: 28 Feb (extended from … Read More