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Friday, July 17, 2015


(Dave Reynolds & Pops Mohamed)

For its first gig of the second semester, The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Pops Mohamed and Dave Reynolds on July 22.

South Africa's beloved "minister" of music, multi-instrumentalist, jazz composer, traditional music preservationist and global "Fucha-Rist", Pops Mohamed was featured in the tv series 21 Icons. He’s synonymous with the term South African Jazz legend. He’s a multi-award winning performer who’s toured with artists like world music legends Andreas Vollenweider and Baaba Maal, and recorded music with South Africa’s tribal people called the San, more commonly known as The Bushmen.

He also co-created the TV show Southern Rhythms. The show explores the relationship between music and spirituality in South Africa.

Dave Reynolds is South Africa’s leading steelpan player! He’s a SAMRO Award winning composer and also performs with acoustic guitar. He’s toured and recorded all over the world with legends like Steve Newman, Hugh Masekela, the late Gito Baloi, Tony Cox, the late Sipho Gumede, Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata, to name just a few.

Fresh from the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown mixing World Music, Caribbean soul and South African jazz with an underpinning of African traditional instruments

The performance will take place on July 22 at 18h00 at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus. Doors open at 17h30 with the show starting at 18h00. Admission R50 (R30 pensioners and free for students).

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