From the very start, the new music group DECA has conquered hears of fans nationwide with their striking instrumental arrangements. Their fresh, modern and charming interpretation of crowd favourites is the key ingredient behind their instant success and resonates with audiences of all ages. Guitarist Douw Steyn spoke to me about their debut album Black Sails.
As an internationally recognized musician, multi-instrumentalist Guy Buttery enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year. Perkolate caught up with Guy ahead of his Cape Town tour to find out more about what lies behind his music.
Award winning singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Kent Smoke has been busy in the music industry for a while. Currently the guitarist in Lira's band, Kent has not only seen the world but has been busy perfecting his own style as well. I met Kent for coffee to talk about how he got started, his singles on the radio and what else lies in store for this multi-talented musician.
The multi-award winning saxophonist, ethnomusicologist, producer and composer Moreira Chonguica is a celebrated musician from Mozambique. I got a chance to talk to the enthusiastic musician about his participation in the festival and his passion for culture.