Music

14 Dec Jennifer Eaves, Caroline Blundell & Julie Blundell – Sing About It

“Sing About It” recorded live in a forest with Jennifer Eaves, Caroline Blundell and Julie Blundell in Cape Town, South Africa. A different take of the original song written by The Wood Brothers.

On a rainy morning in November, three talented Cape Town based folk musicians gathered to record a song to bring a positive message in this whirlpool of end of year craziness.

Jennifer Eaves: Is a trained folk musicain with majors in voice and piano and has quietly built a solid reputation for crafting meaningful folk songs with strong messages.

Caroline Blundell: Music was an integral part of her upbringing, born and raised in a very musically driven environment alongside her parents and siblings. She picked up a guitar at 11 years old, appeared in many folk festivals and folk clubs with her family band and never looked back.

Julie Blundell: Sister to Caroline and having been brought up in the same family has acquired exceptional harmonizing skills as well as playing great acoustic and bass guitar.

Audio recorded and mixed by Jonny Blundell
Video directed, filmed and edited by Bruce Meissner
Logistical support: Purity Mkhize

Follow Jennifer Eaves:
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https://www.facebook.com/jennifereave…
http://jennifereavesmusic.com/

Follow Caroline Blundell:
http://carolineblundell.com/
https://www.facebook.com/carolineblun…

Follow Julie Blundell:
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01 Nov Luis Gimenez: Live Session

This Rootspring Live Session showcases world musician, Luis Gimenez-Amoros, performing the track Picor de Corazon in an intimate home show in Cape Town, South Africa.

Luis Gimenez-Amoros brings a wealth of international World Music experience, fusing Spanish/Cuban music styles with music from all over Africa, from the Sahara to the Kalahari. He is joined by 3 exceptionally versatile, creative and talented South African musicians:
Mark Fransman (multi instrumentalist), James van Minnen (drums and percussion) and Eugene Ackerman (bass).

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16 Sep Rootspring Brand video: Conscious Music

A Rootspring produced music documentary that explains the functions of music and the role it can play in the lives of human beings. Conscious music creates connection and meaning between people at the deepest level; beyond race, religion, gender, politics and power. Viva conscious music!

At it’s core, this African music documentary attempts to have music explained in it’s simplest terms by musicians and non-musicians alike. We see that music serves as an emotive feeling that resonates across all human identities and an affirmation that already exists within our own hearts.

MUSIC IS POWERFUL! Rootspring’s vision is to produce recordings by local musicians and to help create a healthy, sustainable and professional South African and world music industry, rich in diversity and respectful of its legacy.

For more info on Rootspring and our artists: http://rootspring.co.za
View our Youtube channel for more high quality music content: http://bit.ly/2Q2QMlh

Producer: Bruce Meissner
Director: CMMNT
DOP: Thomas Roos
Editor: Anthony Lee Martin
Grade: Nic (Comfort & Fame)

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14 Dec Reini Adelbert new album

Rootspring is proud to announce another Artist! Reini Adelbert has been refining the last elements to his album Memories Of Rain, which will be released in the new year.

The album is produced by our very own Jonny Blundell and Dave Langemann as the recording engineer, Featuring James van Minnen on percussion and Brydon Bolton on upright bass.

Other musicians on the album are – Jonny Blundell on Guitars and slide, Nonzi Galada, Anele Viti and Tonia Moller (vocals), Jamie Jupiter (harmonicas), Mark Fransman (accordion), and from Berlin – Dominic Adelbert (sax) and @John Rosenfeld (piano) tracked at Rosenfeld Productions

This image was taken at the recording space by Love Made Visible

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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…

Musicians:

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)

Click here to purchase or download their first album

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28 Mar Let Your Heart Be Heard

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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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