05 Sep Amathongo Field Recording

On a sunny afternoon in August, Rootspring arrived to set up for a field recording at the home of Ilsa and Neil in Zeekoevlei, Cape Town.  Their lush garden that overlooks the wide banks of the river provided a relaxing atmosphere for the musicians to settle into their creative selves, whilst a bush of chameleons overlooked the activity from all angles.  With the smell of brewing coffee we readied ourselves for the stirring performance of Amathongo, and as usual it did not take long for the musical group to transport us…


Madosini – Uhade bow and vocals
Hilton Schilder – Keyboard
Lungiswa Plaatjies – Vocals and Percussion
Pedro Espi-Sanchis – Vocals and Percussion
Jonny Blundell – Acoustic guitar and vocals

Audio Recorded by Chris Tuck
Mixed by Jonny Blundell
Video directed and edited by Bruce Meissner
Camera work by Bruce Meissner and Marius van Rensburg
Logistical Support: Ebony, Brian, Yohane and Purity

Rootspring proudly presents
Mvimbeni & Mjeko (Composed by Madosini)

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28 Mar Let Your Heart Be Heard


LET YOUR HEART BE HEARD is an exciting event tailored for an audience who place importance on great quality original music.

The line up for the evening is local, musically textured and captivating. Expect to hear everything from a musical saw, to west african sabaar drums, to a string quartet and much, much more.

This event will be held at the Blue Bird Garage, complete with food stalls and a bar.
We invite you to come and celebrate the launch of 4 completed Rootspring albums by Native Young, Ottoman Slap, Amathongo & Vuyo Katsha.

Rootspring are a local, non-profit world music label.

Doors open 18:30
Saturday 09 April 2016
R220 a ticket

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