Echoes of Sophiatown
Cape Town Swing
Echoes of SophiatownCape Town Swing


of the Echoes project

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The Music

of the South African Swing era


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Song Stories

Lyrics, songwriters, and meanings

Meet the band

The Pebble Shakers are the only Cape Town band that specializes in playing live music for swing dancing and original South African swing music. Formed in 2017, the band has been rocking dance floors near and far with their high energy, unique sound, and sense of joy.

Follow the Pebble Shakers to catch their next show and learn more about their Echoes work.


Echoes Tunes

Have a listen to samples from the original songs we selected for our first transcription milestone.

Music News Archive


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Get the Album!

The Echoes of Sophiatown album, featuring 12 of the 37 songs transcribed in the first milestone of the project is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download. Head over to the CTS Shop to buy hard copies and email us ( to inquire about a digital download.