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
Hi folks, Now that the Echoes of Sophiatown album is officially available, we are rolling out the rest of our Echoes gear so your perks are on their way! A couple notes: Shipping AddressesWe are in the process of confirming the international addresses – we know that some people have moved since they donated and others did not give an address. If … 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
Hello everyone, We couldn’t be more excited to send this update. After months of music transcriptions, song translations, band practices, research sessions, and design work, the culmination of this campaign is finally here with the Echoes of Sophiatown album launch party this Saturday at the District 6 Museum. As the main event for Mother City Hop (Cape Town Swing’s annual international swing dance festival), this … Read More
Hi all you wonderful supporters of this project, We’ve been swamped with preparations in the last few weeks, so apologies for the radio silence. It is definitely over due for an update. 1) TranscriptionsAll 30 transcriptions are complete! We also had the lyrics translated into English so that more people can understand what the songs are about. The list includes 5 … Read More
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