In the month of February, when everything seems to be Red, Market @ the Sheds will be adding all the other colourful ingredients of being in Love with Life on 25 Feb – tomorrow.
Expect a mix of out-of-the-ordinary art, fashion, food and design and an entertaining line-up that includes classic jazz, opera, hard rock… and some magic in-between.
On the programme: Bella Voce Africa, Nhlanhla Daniel Mahlangu, Mountain Thief, Shava (Tinashe Mawire Chakawa), Jerry And The Bandits and Dmdc Band SA.
…Also.. some Salsa dancing with Salsa Spirit
More about the bands: Born in Mamelodi, Nhlanhla Mahlangu has played clarinet and saxophone since his school days.. He quickly developed the love for jazz music and began playing at some Johannesburg clubs while he was still in tertiary. Mahlangu enjoys sharing the stage with other talented artist; some of the great artist’s that he has had the privilege and honour of collaborating with include the likes of Dr Abdullah Ibrahim, Sibongile Khumalo, Ringo Madlingozi, Zulu Boy, Skwata Kamp, Vusi Mahlasela, to name a few.
Bella Voce Africa – Beautiful Voice of Africa – has a repertoire and talent that is so diverse and representative of humanity that you only need a heart and they will have something with which to touch it. The basis of their training is in classical opera, from which they have developed their own unique style which can simply be described as Neo African Classic. It is a harmonious combination of influences such as Opera, African beat and Kwaito. In their seven years of performing, they have done many performances for a variety of dignitaries such as HRH Queen Elizabeth and President Mr. J. Zuma.
Mountain thief is a Pretoria-based folk singer-songwriter, telling far-off stories of learning what it is to be human, and of higher perspectives. Taking to stage in July of 2014, he has been described as the Dylan of Gauteng, played at many respected festivals such as White Mountain and Otterlake Easter fes.. He was also the 2nd member in Whiskey Thief, a collaboration with Natalie Poppy which was an example of instant chemistry.
Shava band’s music is poetic and spiritual. It fuses elements such as jazz, reggae, contemporary pop and traditional rhythmic African sounds, with members coming from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique.
Jerry and the Bandits by have been wooing audiences in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape since 2013. They have played at the Splashy Fen and Oppikoppi Festivals. Each member of the band brings their own unique influences, ranging from blues and jazz, to alternative and indie rock.
Don’t Mind Don’t Care(DMDC) was started in high school by young up-coming creatives from Soweto Orlando. The band is known for combining jazz, rock, funk and poetry with social commentary and their sound, Hipsoulfunk, speaks to the unique reality of the South African experience.
Diverse bands, Elements of Love, Magic and a Touch of Salsa dancing to create that feel good Saturday vibe. Come over with friends and loved ones.
11am – 6pm
R30 before 1pm and R50 thereafter.
Kids, Vespa riders and cyclists enter free.
Safe Parking at 216 Sisulu street (with direct access to the market) and at the State Theatre.
The street entrance to the market is at 381 Helen Joseph street, between Du Toit and Sisulu streets. Look out for a black shipping container and 012central signage.
Tickets are available at the door or on-line at plankton.mobi