For those who savour uncomplicated yet indulgent moments and relish curated cultural experiences, especially if you have a discerning penchant for exquisite music, mark your calendars. On Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 15:00, Johannesburg's best-kept secret, Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel, will reveal its hidden splendour as it plays host to a one-of-a-kind event featuring the internationally acclaimed jazz artist, Mandla Mlangeni, and Friends.
In a city that thrives on ceaseless energy, we offer a rare respite, a chance to escape the urban whirlwind and uncover the vibrant heart of our cultural landscape. Villa Simonne's enchanting gardens, idyllic surroundings, and meticulously designed spaces are nothing short of a masterpiece. Here, you won't just hear music; you'll experience its essence, and you'll connect with fellow enthusiasts of culture and jazz connoisseurs.
Mandla Mlangeni, the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz in 2019 and a 2019 fellow at UWC’s Centre for Humanities Research, requires no introduction on the global jazz stage. His extraordinary journey has graced renowned stages across the world, making this performance on his home turf an extraordinary opportunity to witness his brilliance.
Mlangeni will be accompanied by a collective of internationally acclaimed musicians, including the illustrious saxophonist Khaya Mahlangu, to craft an atmosphere where music transforms into a dialogue between artists and the audience. Each note transcends boundaries, weaving together elements of folk, American funk, West African highlife, and South African free jazz into a tapestry of sonic delight. This event is tailored for those who seek one-of-a-kind sensory encounters, those who hold a deep appreciation for cultural beauty, and those who understand that meeting like-minded souls makes the journey all the more special.
Don't let this exclusive cultural experience slip through your fingers—an invitation to savour the rhythm and harmony of jazz, all amidst the captivating beauty and tranquillity of Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel. Secure your tickets now for an afternoon of unparalleled music, hidden splendor, and a unique opportunity to connect with fellow culture enthusiasts and the finest in jazz.
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Venue: Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel, No 2 3rd Avenue Houghton, Johannesburg
Ticket Price: R250
Ticket sales: Quicket
Mandla Mlangeni and Friends is produced by Pegs Music Projects, a renowned name in creating exclusive platforms for musical expression in South Africa and beyond. To discover more about Pegs Music Projects, visit pegsmusicproject.co.za.
Prepare to be captivated by the sounds of Mandla Mlangeni and Friends in the picturesque and serene setting of Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel. Secure your tickets now for an afternoon of unparalleled jazz, hidden splendor, and an opportunity to experience the best of culture and music on your home turf.
Mandla Mlangeni: trumpet
Khaya Mahlangu: tenor sax
Sanele Phakathi: piano
Amaeshi Ikechi: bass
Siphiwe Shiburi: drums