Puns And Things: Neo Soul Poetry
Live at The Orbit!
Contemporary SA Music

Tuesday 13th November – 20h 30 – R 80

The evening will be a combination of neo-soul, jazz, and poetry as well as all of the band’s childhood influences. Audiences will be wooed, taken on a journey of discovery, and poked into laughter through well-crafted witticisms.

Puns And Things will explore various themes in their work such as love, melancholy, social ills, dreams, identity and many others – all while celebrating being alive.

Prepare to be engulfed in an evening of authentic musicality and maybe a few tears.

Donald “The Neosapien” Mokgale – poet
Kabelo “KB Kilobyte” Ringane – poet
Luyanda “Luis The Don” Makaphela – vocals
Chad Alexander – guitar & keys
Given Zulu – guitar

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Samthing Soweto Year End Party  
Live at The Orbit! 
Contemporary SA Music

Wednesday 14th November – 20h 00 – R 130

Samkelo “Samthing Soweto” Mdolomba is a multi-award winning South African musician. His talent has won him several awards including the Wawela Award in 2016 and, most recently, three Sama for his 2017 hit, Akanamali. It’s been a great year which calls for celebrations.

The Samthing Soweto Year End Party is exactly that; an excuse to party during the week over great music. This is the only way we know how to say thank you for the continuous support. When the year comes to an end we celebrate what has happened and prepare for the future.

Samthing Soweto – vocals
Mdu Memela – DJ
Bafana Mlangeni – keys
Ntsiki Matshatshe – guitar
Mduduzi Mathebula – bass

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En Fuego – The Orbit’s Salsa Band 
Live at The Orbit!
Salsa

Thursday 15th November 2018 – 20 h 30 – R 150

“En Fuego” is inspired by the dynamic New York style Latino sounds. This Afro-Cuban salsa ensemble bases its repertoire from some of the favorite Salseros including (but not limited to) The Afro-Cuban All Stars, Ruben Blades, Hector Lavoe, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Puente, and Gloria Estefan.

This is an international ensemble and the artists of “En Fuego” have performed globally with The Afro-Cuban All Stars, James Brown, Incognito, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bebo Valdes, Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, Lionel Richie, Maceo Parker, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Eddie Palmieri, Frank Sinatra Jr, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Judith Sephuma, Sibongile Khumalo, Feya Faku, Andrea Bocelli, Claudio Roditi, Freshly Ground, among many others.

Musical Directors: David Sendef and Thomas Dyani.

Cesar Hurtado – vocals
Marcio Houdeji – vocals
Sweetness Mkhize – vocals
Riaan van Rensburg – percussion
Hadji Ngari Ndong – percussion
Dave Cousins – keyboards
Jason Green – bass
Dan Selsick – trombone
Marcus Wyatt – trumpet
Phumlani Mtiti – saxophone

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Carlo Mombelli: Angels & Demons CD Launch     
Live at The Orbit!
Contemporary SA Music 

Friday 16th November 2018 – 20 h 30 – R 160

“I don’t force composition, I wait for composition to arrive naturally. My compositions come from stories and events, emotions, and my environment which is South Africa. They evolve from my need to reach beyond my edge of wrong and search for the beauty between my angels and demons.” – Carlo Mombelli

Mombelli’s music has been described in the press as:

“Once in a while an artist comes along who produces music unlike anything you’ve heard. Avant-garde bass-focused jazz composition has rarely sounded so gorgeous.” – Bass Player Magazine (USA)

“His music is unusually and unexpectedly fresh.” – Paris Jazz Man Magazine, (FRANCE)

“Carlo Mombelli’s music is that of a quintessential Prisoner of Strange. It’s visionary, emotional and experimental, in a society that doesn’t applaud artistry and integrity. His music sits on the cusp of sanity, where madness and brilliance share space, where true art resides. Mombelli has found in his music the expressive soul of the developing world mixed with the technical profundity of the classical world.” – The Sunday Independent

Carlo Mombelli – bass
Kyle Shepherd – piano
Keenan Ahrends – guitar
Jonno Sweetman – drums

Guests:
Peter Cartwright – piano
Maria Mombelli – voice

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Carlo Mombelli: Angels & Demons CD Launch     
Live at The Orbit!
Contemporary SA Music  

Saturday 17th November 2018 – 20 h 30 – R 160

“I don’t force composition, I wait for composition to arrive naturally. My compositions come from stories and events, emotions, and my environment which is South Africa. They evolve from my need to reach beyond my edge of wrong and search for the beauty between my angels and demons.” – Carlo Mombelli

Mombelli’s music has been described in the press as:

“Once in a while an artist comes along who produces music unlike anything you’ve heard. Avant-garde bass-focused jazz composition has rarely sounded so gorgeous.” – Bass Player Magazine (USA)

“His music is unusually and unexpectedly fresh.” – Paris Jazz Man Magazine, (FRANCE)

“Carlo Mombelli’s music is that of a quintessential Prisoner of Strange. It’s visionary, emotional and experimental, in a society that doesn’t applaud artistry and integrity. His music sits on the cusp of sanity, where madness and brilliance share space, where true art resides. Mombelli has found in his music the expressive soul of the developing world mixed with the technical profundity of the classical world.” – The Sunday Independent

Carlo Mombelli – bass
Kyle Shepherd – piano
Keenan Ahrends – guitar
Jonno Sweetman – drums

Guests:
Peter Cartwright – piano
Maria Mombelli – voice

Read more about Carlo Mombelli