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Music

Greatest Songs to Come out of Cape Town in the Last Four Decades

Listen to top tunes from the Mother City’s finest musicians from the past 40 years and watch the awesome music videos that go with them

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Aces&Spades
Music

Aces ‘N’ Spades: Cape Town’s Rock ‘n Roll Haunt

“Rock and roll keeps you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency,” Eddie Spaghetti, 2000.

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Goldfish
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Cape Town Band Takes the World By Storm

Goldfish, Cape Towns' electronica phenomenon hailed as the Re-invention of the DJ

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18 Gangster Museum
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An Explorer's Guide to Khayelitsha

A trendy township that’s well worth a visit… or two

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Craft Burger Bar
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Craft Burger Bar in Heritage Square

Craft beer and craft burgers go hand-in-hand at this new burger joint in Cape Town’s CBD

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Melissa's The Food Shop
Music

Melissa's The Food Shop Presents Mantra Cafe

Be prepared to be treated to sea views and scrumptious food at this new restaurant

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Mojo Market
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Mojo Market in Sea Point

Mojo Market, the trendy new addition to Regent Street in Sea Point

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Suntravolta
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Suntravolta Bohemian Surf Travel Bar on Long Street

Long Street’s newest bar with a beach vibe

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Annual music festivals in Cape Town

Whatever your taste in music, the Mother City's got it covered

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Santana Concerts South AFrica
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12 Unforgettable Music Moments at Concerts and Events in Cape Town

Our round-up of epic on-stage instances that have made indelible marks on memories

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African live music in Cape Town

African bites with African beats

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Music van de Caab Museum in Franschhoek

Solms-Delta wine farm welcomes the world’s first institution dedicated to Cape music

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Woodstock Academy of Music School
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Woodstock Academy of Music in Cape Town

An inspiring new school for aspiring melody makers 

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An interview with Floyd Lavine
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Talking techno with DJ and producer Floyd Lavine

Breaking down the South African electronic music scene

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Die Heuwels Fantasties
Music

An interview with the South African band Die Heuwels Fantasties

On the Afrikaans music scene, Cape Town and more

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An interview with Sylvestre Kabassidi
Music

An interview with Sylvestre “samba” Kabassidi: the singing storyteller

From his musical journal to his connection with Cape Town and Zula Bar

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An interview with Moreira Chonguica, a musician in Cape Town
Music

'I’m a citizen of the world', says Moreira Chonguica

Cape Town Magazine sat down with the multi-award winning jazz saxophonist to talk about music, inspiration and, of course, Cape Town

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An interview with Cape Town’s upcoming band ‘TheCITY’

Electronic music with an Africa flavour

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Liz Ogumbo, a Kenyan songbird

Not just a pretty face

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Liquideep tell us a Fairytale

“Love is universal, love is positive and our stories stem from it,” says lead singer, Ziyon.

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Happy, happy, happy

Hanjin chats about cheetahs, his personal style and rhythmic Capetonian jazz

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Tune into Cape Town’s radio stations

Capetonian radio presenter Grant Jansen adds his two cents about the province‘s stations

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Cape Town's new rock

Rock bands tickling our fancy

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The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the choirs of Cape Town

Bringing symphony to the townships and showcasing Cape Town's diverse culture

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mzfits4
Music

The little misfit

Zolani Mahola of Freshlyground talks about new side project, Mzfitz

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Die antwoord
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Cape Town musicians who've made it big across the pond

Our breakthrough musicians are ambassadors for South Africa

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Talking brandy, girls, cars and dangerous braais with Jack Parow

'F*k Jack Sparrow, the pirate of the Caribbean! I'm Jack Parow, the pirate of the caravan park'

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Talking Hip Hop Kop with Deon Maas

'Afrikaans hip hop artists really have a way with the words they use to describe their experiences'

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Feels like music sounds better with love

The African Music Store is a unique, exciting and vibrant shopping portal

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When Cape Town captured the heart of Stef Bos

Stef Bos tells us about his relationship with Mother City and the Afrikaans language

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Touring the heart and soul of Cape jazz

Discover Cape Town style jazz up close with Mac McKenzie and Coffeebeans Routes

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Surfin’ SA with Mike Love and the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are all set to perform in Cape Town, says current lead singer Mike Love

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When Farryl Purkiss grew up

A South African musician who took a gamble and worked tirelessly to achieve

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Kahn Morbee at the Zip Zap Circus Charity Event

How on earth did the Parlotones go from their parent's garage to intergalactic rock success?

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jou ma se goema
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Hello Cape Town, tell me how you're grooving

Goema, Goema, Goema. It's the soundtrack of the Mother City, and it's growing with the groove

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Music

If you Find Something you Love, you Never Work a Day in Your Life

We meet Rob Nel: bass guitarist of Macstanley and Capetonian musician by heart

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Merseystate: Unity In The Service Of All

They have done it again. Merseystate's 2010 album is "Unity In The Service Of All". Insiders’ insight below.

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Merseystate on their album, 'The Lucky Ones'

We got Merseystate to tell us all about the making of their album, 'The Lucky Ones'

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Wrestlerish on their debut album, 'The Rude Mechanical'

South Africa’s popular sing-along band is not just catchy and cool, it's also clever and quirky

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Mango Groove
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Mango Groove on their latest album, 'Bang The Drum'

After nearly 21 years, Mango Groove is back with a bang. They took time out to answer a quick Q&A about their new album

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Freshlyground talks about Shakira, soccer and success

Some insight into the World Cup anthem ‘Waka Waka’, an international tour and Radio Africa

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Jack Parow on his debut album, 'Jack Parow'

Jack Parow's eponymously titled debut album is crude, cute and honest. Here’s a quick Q&A

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Isochronous on their new Acoustic album, 'IMAGO'

We asked Richard Brokensha to tell us about Isochronous’s latest offering, the acoustic “IMAGO”

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Melanie Scholtz
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Melanie Scholtz on her new Album, 'Living Standards'

Sizzling, sultry, and multitalented, Melanie Scholtz is duly proud of her latest musical offering

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tkzee
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A Charismatic Kwaito Chat with TKZee

We caught up with one of the masters of Kwaito, Kabelo Mabalane, for some authentic insight into the uniquely South African music genre, its origins, and its future

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Joe Petersen Drums to the Rhythms of Cape Town

No visit to Greenmarket Square is complete without meeting the legendary African drummer, Joe Petersen

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Music

Cape Town Band Captain Stu Unveils Upbeat Second Album

Captain Stu have released a new 11-track Afro-pop album, The Adventures of Captain Stu

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Moreira Chonguica with his second album: Citizen of the World

SAMA winning producer Moreira Chonguica launches an astonishing new album featuring Manu Dibango, Najee and Jaco Maria

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Chris Chameleon
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Chris Chameleon releases Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou

New solo album from Chris Chameleon is fresh and progressive

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jesse clegg cafe rouxCatch Jesse Clegg Live at Cafe Roux

Three-time SAMA nominee rocks Cafe Roux

The Ritz OutsideThe Ritz’s Stylish Cigar Bar and ...

Sitting above 20 storeys the lounges are exciting addition to the Cape Town ...

The RitzCASA Restaurant & Cabanas at The Ritz ...

CASA and CABANAS at The Ritz is pulling out the stops to ensure glamorous ...

The Ritz outdoorTop of The Ritz – Fine Dining with ...

At Top of The Ritz, the revolving restaurant with unparalleled 360 views, the ...

The Ritz Sea PointInside the Iconic Ritz: The New Hotel ...

Sea Point’s iconic hotel, the Ritz, has been upgraded to reflect a ...

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The renowned psychologist and motivational speaker will help fix your ...

10 Top Yoga Studios in Cape Town Immerse Yourself in Yoga by Candlelight

Treat yourself with the gift of rejuvenation

Wild Fig 3Laid-Back Live Music at the Wild Fig ...

Good times and great tunes at this free music event at the popular local ...

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

Dinos Alive 2017 1DinosAlive Dinosaur Exhibition and Play Park

Grab the kids and jump back to the Jurassic period at this awesome interactive edutainment activity

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club JMSCC Pumphouse Cape TownJoin the Cape Town Comedy Club Revolution

The weekend starts on Thursday at Cape Town Comedy Club, the city’s best stand-up spot

Predator End of Year FunctionMake Memorable Moments at Cape Town’s Only Aquarium

Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - KirstenboschA New Schedule of Movies at Kirstenbosch This Season

Great films, delicious food, comfy seats and a starry sky; what a movie experience!

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Ratanga Junction Cape TownRatanga Junction Open for the Summer Season

The home of the Cobra offers thrill seekers one last ride.

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

Palm Black TattooHand Poke Tattoo Techniques in the City

If it was good enough for the Romans, it’ll be good enough for you

SwordferSwordfern Hair Emporium’s Bring A Bro Hair Special

Bring your bro and get a haircut on the house from Swordfern

thali thaliArchery Lessons at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Practise your bow and arrow skills under the guidance of one of the best archers in the world at this pretty West Coast wildlife reserve

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

mavericksHave a Big Night Out at Mavericks Gentlemen’s Club

Score entry, a beer, a burger and a table dance for less than you’d expect at this Mother City revue bar

SUPing with High Five Cape TownStand Up Paddle Board Group Lesson Special

Learn to SUP for less thanks to High Five Kite, SUP and Surf School

cloud 9 rooftop bar lions table mountainHappy Hour Special at Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar in Cape Town

Celebrate the midweek mark with discounted cocktails, 2-for-1 local craft beers and ciders and uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Mother City

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

Dinos Alive 2017 1DinosAlive Dinosaur Exhibition and Play Park

Grab the kids and jump back to the Jurassic period at this awesome interactive edutainment activity

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Galileo - 2017 - 3The Galileo Open Air Cinema at the V&A Waterfront

Get your weekly dose of classics, dramas, action movies and more at these outdoor summertime screenings

Ratanga Junction Cape TownRatanga Junction Open for the Summer Season

The home of the Cobra offers thrill seekers one last ride.

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

Palm Black TattooHand Poke Tattoo Techniques in the City

If it was good enough for the Romans, it’ll be good enough for you

hint-hunt-murder-mystery-1Corporate Team Building with HintHunt

Get the staff bonding with this exhilarating live group escape game in Cape Town

ElectroFitnessKick Start your fitness: An Electrofitness Special for you

Get a taste of how to burn up to 3000 calories in 20 minutes with this READER SPECIAL from R250 for R99

Kirstenbosch Summer ConcertsThe Annual Carols By Candlelight at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Sing along to popular Christmas songs at Cape Town’s historic gardens this December

High Five Kitesurfing 12Discounted Lessons at High Five Kitesurf and SUP Cape Town

Book a few sessions with High Five’s gurus and you’ll be a pro in no time

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

GONOW Bike Double 07Get a huge discount on GONOW electric bicycle rentals every Thursday!

Be blown away by the sunset over the Atlantic Seaboard from an electric two-wheeler at half the price!

Winelands Tea at La MotteWinelands Tea at Pierneef à La Motte

Enjoy an old-Cape high tea at La Motte wine estate

kids birthday party venue idea at waterworld strandWaterworld Strand Water Park’s Free Putt-Putt Special

False Bay’s finest family fun zone is offering a complimentary game of mini golf with birthday party bookings

Forex Foreign Exchange Beer Pong ObservatoryBeer Pong Night at The Forex Bar

Give this fun-filled drinking game a go every Thursday night in Observatory

ByblosA sweet deal on Turkish appetizers every Thursday at Byblos

Get a three-for-two deal on any authentic Turkish appetizers every Thursday!

AquilaOvernight Safari at Aquila Game Reserve

Enjoy the outdoors with this Aquila Game Reserve special offer

african-relish-prince-albert-accommodation-cooking-demonstrationCulinary Getaway with African Relish

For the foodie traveller or those who want culinary combined with relaxation. Ask them for CapeTownMagazine.com reader specials.

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