Comedy & Jazz Night
Live at The Orbit
(Stand Up Comedy & Contemporary SA Jazz)

Tuesday 14th November 2017 – 20 h 00 – R 130

Comedy Tuesdays are back, and The Orbit and our host Kagiso Lediga, are bringing the funnies once again!

Kagiso Lediga is a South African stand-up comedian, actor and director. He has written and directed noteworthy television comedies including the cult classic the Pure Monate Show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, and the Bantu Hour. He has played starring roles in the films Bunny Chow, and Wonder Boy for President. Smaller roles include featuring in Die Antwoord‘s music video for Fatty Boom Boom as “Dr Kagiso, Dentist + Gynaechologist”, who pulls a parktown prawn out of a Lady Gaga impersonator’s vagina.

Great laughter and superb music guaranteed!

Luyanda Madope – piano & keyboard
Billy Monama – guitar
Sipho Mabena – bass
Sphelelo Mazibuko – drums

Please note not all comedians whose names appear on the poster will perform on the night.

Pebbles presents Indigo Child
Live at The Orbit!

Wednesday 15th November 2017 – 20 h 00 – R 120

Vocalist, Pebbles, debuts at The Orbit with a bang as she brings her third and latest offering; Indigo Child.

A force to be reckoned with in the music scene, Pebbles’s two previous works featured Zubz, Tumi & The Volume, and H20 (on Playful Soul) as well as RJ Benjamin (on Phenomenal).

From the Hip Hop rooted sound of Playful Soul and the more mature songwriting of Phenomenal), Pebbles now pushes her own musical envelope even further with an eclectic mix of alternative R&B Soul infused with traces of jazz with Indigo Child.

On Wednesday, 15 November, Pebbles and her incredible quartet will take audiences on a musical journey as she performs music from all three of these albums. This is a night not to be missed for lovers of music and fans of one of South Africa’s most phenomenal talents!

Pebbles – vocals
Osas Odion – bass
Ire Bolaji – drums
Sim Sigidi – guitars
Chadwin Alexander – piano

Read more about Pebbles

Lagos Thursdays
Live at The Orbit!

Thursday 16th November 2017 – 20 h 30 – R 130

The Fast and Furious has nothing on the acrobatic music village of Afrobeat when it comes to action!

The city of Lagos despises sluggishness, and so does the music that comes with Femi Koya’s Afrobeat band. The nine-piece outfit is so hot you can’t touch them, but you can feel them!

Lagos Thursdays brings you the music of Femi Koya – Nigerian saxophonist and singer based in Johannesburg. Femi sees himself as part of a new Africa on the move; where home is not just one place but a multiplicity of places and influences.

Femi has performed and worked with Baba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Yvonne ChakaChaka, Sipho Mabuse, and Simphiwe Dana among others. He has also shared a stage with Salif Keita, King Sunny Ade ,Youssou N’dou, Sibongile Khumalo, and Habib Keita.

Join Femi Koya’s Afrobeat band on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at The Orbit as they dish out fresh music from his new album Village Afrobeat. The album will be launched in March.

Femi Koya – tenor sax
Felix Arimoro – flugelhorn
Peter Shishe – trumpet
Peter Daniyan – trombone

Maxwell Baloyi – keys and piano
Gali Ngoveni – bass
Karo Ndoite – guitar
Seun Adebari – drums
Segun Oyedele – talking drums

Read more about Femi Koya

– Private Function –
(Not open to the Public)

Friday 17th November 2017 – all night

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

Saturday 18th November 2017 – 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.

DJ Sendef – trumpet
Cesar Hurtado – vocals
Marcio Houdeji – vocals
Lee-Anne Fortuin – vocals
Riaan van Rensburg – timbales
Hadji Ndong – congas
Bokani Dyer – keyboard
Peter Sklair – bass
John Davies – trombone
Neil Engel – trumpet

Free dance lessons at 19h30 hosted by Estile Cubano.

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Window Sessions
Live at The Orbit!
(Open Mic Jam)

Sunday 19th November 2017 – 17 h 00 – Free

We’re jamming with the music family again at the Window Sessions hosted by Banda Banda. We kick things off at 17h00 on the dot.

Music, Food, Wine & Fire! A relaxed environment featuring different musicians every week with many coming to join this jam session… So bring your instrument, your voice or just come and relax.

Entrance for all is totally free.

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