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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Relax in country atmosphere, with good food and great music from Greg Georgiades at Sunday Lunch at Emoyeni Lodge on September 11.

Greg is one of South Africa's longstanding multi-instrumentalists playing guitars, North African fretless lute(oud), bouzouki, oudtar, ukelele and Indian sarod. He has collaborated in composition, recording and live shows with some of the country's top musicians such as award winning saxophonist McCoy Mrubata, Zulu guitar maskande master Madala Kunene, percussion great Ashish Joshi, guitar maestro Steve Newman, Simphiwe Dana, Miriam Makeba, Tony Cox, Errol Dyers, Syd Kitchen, award winning metal band NOT MY DOG and foreign artists such as Fethi Tabet from Algeria, trumpeter Eric Truffaz from France, sitarist Brigitte Menon (France/India) and Bob Brosman (USA).

Greg has played all over Southern Africa including Lesotho, Swaziland, Mocambique, Botswana, Namibia and further out to Zanzibar, Reunion, Seychelles and Algeria and has released 10 albums of his own and played on many others.

In the Clouds, the album he did with Steve Newman and Ashish Joshi, was nominated for best instrumental album in the 2011 SAMA Music Awards and their show received an Ovation Award from the Grahamstown Festival Foundation.

At Emoyeni, Greg will take audiences on a sonic journey using different acoustic string instruments, each with its own character and unique sound resulting in varied and exciting compositions with adventurous improvisations that fly on irresistible rhythms and beats. Be prepared for pleasant and fiery surprises provided by a passionate player with an adventurous ear and mischievous technique to match.

Sunday Lunch at Emoyeni Lodge starts at 12h00 on September 11, with the music starting at 12h30. R30 cover charge and a la Carte Menu. There is also a cash bar. Enquiries 031 7851740 or 072 8227988. Directions and map on website

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