There`s no summer like summer in the city! It`s time to unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and make a date on Saturday 3rd December to spend a sun-kissed day in picturesque Waterfall City at “Summer in the City-unplugged”. It`s a laid-back day-night event with the family, relaxing on picnic blankets, eating scrumptious artisanal food, sipping cool drinks, and grooving to the subtle beats of a mélange of chilled music from some intriguing new artists and DJ`s of the day.
The music kicks off with an opening acoustic set from Simone Govender who plays some captivating interpretations of classic pop hits as well as a handful of original songs. We turn up the tempo next with a vinyl-only display of turntable power from Charles Leonard, a well-known urban DJ who will take you on a musical trip across genre, generation, and geography. Charles is especially fond of smooth South African jazz from the 70s and `80s, as well as reggae, soul, chill, world, and trip hop.
Stepping up to the mic in the early afternoon is singer-songwriter and consummate guitarist, Jack Atlantic, who has seen his star soar in the last 18 months with the release of his debut album “Repaired”. The SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominated musician showcases his deeply personal songs backed with his scintillating guitar work (likened to influences Dire Straits and Chris Rea, which makes for an upbeat and fulfilling listening experience.
This will be followed by Karma Luna, one of a new breed of multi-talented artists emerging from the urban jungles of post Mandela South Africa who combine live performance with DJ skills. Bold, edgy, elegant, and integrated, Karma`s musical melting pot takes in such diverse influences as ambient pop and afro beat and recently played at the World Season Premiere of the Showmax Original Blood Psalms. She`ll be spinning the decks with a mix of heady afro beat and chilled tunes.
Remember the timeless classic soul sounds of the `60s and `70`s? Iconic songs like “I feel good”, “I`d rather go blind”, “Mustang Sally” and the legendary “ Pata Pata”? Africa Soul deliver all these as well as some contemporary versions of “Uptown funk”(Bruno Mars), “Happy” (Pharrell Williams) and Whitney`s “I will always love you”- all with a distinctly unique South Africa flavour. This ten-member strong group, featuring no less than eight singers, have been wowing audiences throughout South Africa . Africa Soul is sophisticated, soulful, and unique. They bring something new, different, and exciting, for all age groups who want to experience beautiful music and exceptional voices – interpretations of an amazing musical era brought to life again in this new decade.
American writer Victoria Moran once opined “Enjoy your food, enjoy your life” and that`s exactly what you can expect at Summer in the City-Unplugged. A wide range of delectable and mouthwatering food await every palate; from juicy chisanyama, a taste of Madeira, espetada , bratwurst & schnitzel, chourico, grilled chicken, shwarmas and of course vegan offerings, there is something for everyone. There is also Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream, Flat White Coffee, Lemonlicious and Tjips to tantalize your tastebuds. Add creativity to your picnic and create a charcuterie board for your summer’s day out and add wood-fired artisan bread from the Bread Gypsy.
In addition, take part in the Stella Artois Belgian Experience where you can look forward to Frites Artois, authentic Belgian style Fries with gourmet toppings – think zesty dipping sauces and delicious cheese toppings paired with an ice-cold Stella. Look out for the Whisky Brother & Co stand and enjoy a curated selection of limited and rare tipples including five of their recently released exclusive varieties along with other tasteful surprises.
Enjoy a true reflection of Summer at the proudly South African Ginologist stand and enjoy their discerning and classy brands including Citrus, Floral, Orient, Summer Cup Strawberry and Summer Cup Piña Colada, all paired with an array of tonics.
If you are more of a vino lover, look out for the Reciprocal Wines hub at Summer in the City. Reciprocal focuses mainly on family owned properties to ensure boutique offerings and For bubbles fans, Reciprocal will also be serving their delicious Danzante Prosecco! You can purchase your very own Riedel glass from the Reciprocal stand.
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