yasserbooley

wow!!..

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Peace and Blessings be with you.

Today has been one of those days that i will look back at and smile because i had my camera.I am sure that Cape Town would rate in the top 5 for ” City with the most talented individuals per meter squared” competition.

jits and crossby...

jits and crossby...

Today i walked through a Cape Town that i had not seen for a very long time, a Cape town filled with music from one corner to the next, a Cape town with Capetonians clapping and cheering in the streets. i would like to THANK whoever was responsible!!?

 Jitsvinger ( www.myspace.com/jitsvinger) Crossby and Collin performing on Greenmarket Square  had people stopping  mid stride to take in the output. 

Crosby...

Crosby...

Collin on the Djembe...

Collin on the Djembe...

 

Then, just around the corner we had the lovely Miss Lu Chase singing sultry soul to the midday crowds traversing  St. George’s mall.

Miss Lu Chase...

Miss Lu Chase...

Check Lu out at ( www.facebook.com/people/LuChase/648010946) 

Sorry Lu , i did not get the name of the Guitarist…. could you please send it to me?

Further  along St. George’s mall i heard the amazing sounds of “bodimo ba ngwao” from the North West province….

bodimo ba ngwao...

bodimo ba ngwao...

 the song and dance that they performed was of  Khoi San origin, the harmonies and the drum beat had the crowd enthralled.

closer...

closer...

As is my habit, I tend to , like most photographers moved from the wide to the closer shots, and got what i was looking for…

close enough?

close enough?

By the time i had taken the above shot the song was coming to an end, with all the dancers moving in to a close huddle around me, me walking backwards snapping away, and eventually ending up on me bottom with about 70 people gathered around breaking into loud applause…and laughter!

wadi...

wadi...

I never new that Xylophone bands existed. To be honest i never really much cared for them on the whole, but today I would say that my mind was changed. Wadi  together with his backing Xylophones surprised and impressed me…

Gazelle on the fly...

Gazelle on the fly...

Finally i go the the bottom end of the mall , where it meets up with Thibault Square, and what was for me the most energetic performance of the day… enter Gazelle, the DJ Invisible and the Season Marimba Bang from Gug’s !!

 

 

Dj Invisible....

Dj Invisible....

With Dj Invisible dropping the Electro Beats and  Gazelle working the crowd, Thibault Square was transformed to a lunch time party!

 

Gazelle...

Gazelle...

And just incase you thought i threw the word energetic in the mix only because it sounded good…

 

Daasit nou! (there it is!)

Daasit nou! (there it is!)

 

walking on sunshine...

walking on sunshine...

 

 

After the performance, i turned around and made my way back up St. George’s mall , thinking that all the music was done i was wonderfully surprised by a ,  and excuse my language a Kick Ass harmonica player who goes by the name of Dave Ferguson…

 

Dave and the deep down dirty blues...

Dave and the deep down dirty blues...

Again , thanks for  the events today and yesterday, thanks for making Cape Town ring with audible smiles!

 

Salaam.

Yasser

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  1. ahhh…i feel warm and smiley just hearing about the day and looking at your pics
    hope you and your good lady are keeping well…seeing you in the uk soon??

  2. Great shots. My favorite is the invisible DJ. Strange outfit though. Nice meeting you Yasser. Irchad

  3. What a day! wish i was there…

  4. hopefully very soon fi, if all goes well Insha Allah ! Ayyub, Mous just renewed his visa in S.A, so hopefully we will bring it ourselves !

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