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Friday, October 27, 2017


(Thabani Gapara)

On November 3, 2017, The Sound Café stage in Ballito will be mesmerized by Thabani Gapara and his band: Llewellyn Chetty (bass), Shemual Mahabeer( keyboards and piano), Alwyn John Singh (drums) and Thulile Zama on vocals as special guest.

Zimbabwean born and raised Thabani Gapara is an Auckland based saxophonist who has been performing in and round New Zealand for the last six years. A recent graduate of the New Zealand School of Music (B Mus Jazz), he has had the pleasure of playing as a member in several musical projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa and now New Zealand. His passion for collaboration has seen him work with a plethora of NZ artists including: Batucada Sound Machine, Hipstamatics, Vince Harder, Stan Walker, House of Shem, Three Houses Down and Katchafire, to mention but a few. In South Africa, Gapara has worked with Ernie Smith, Natalie Rungan, RJ Benjamin, Neil Gonsalves and many others.

In the “The Gapara Project” Thabani steps out as band leader presenting his own original music and a mix of some arrangements of music from a variety of his influences.

“I will perform a mix Afro jazz, soul and funk classics as well as original music paying homage to the music of artists who have influenced me in writing and my performance style which includes Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti, Sipho Gumede Gerald Albright, Maceo Parker and Kenny Garret. I will feature the soulful vocals of Durban's own Thulile Zama. It will be a music event full of fun and good music.” says Gapara

The concert will take place at 19h00 on November 3, 2017. Entrance R50. For bookings email or visit

The Sound Café is at Warne House, 5 Garlicke Drive in Ballito

Sound Cafe is an upmarket, safe environment to enjoy world class entertainment. Enjoy their weekly brand new dinner menu which includes some great Tapas meals and mains specials that will be advertised during the course of the week.