Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Swinging Sounds of Manouche at Bay Harbour Market This Weekend

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HOUT BAY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA: 26 June 2012: From French jazz to Spanish guitar, the Bay Harbour Market is a melting pot of musical culture this weekend.

Taking to the Brampton Sound Stage for Friday Nite LIVE! on June 29 is the incomparable ‘gypsy jazz’ band Manouche. Inspired by swing, folk, waltz, tango and French gypsy jazz, this unique outfit blends a powerful rhythm section with violin, accordion and soulful vocals to produce a unique sound that’s bound to get Bay Harbour audiences moving and shaking.

On Saturday June 30, eclectic jazz band Nossa Vida entertains audiences with their blend of well-known jazz standards, bossa novas, Spanish guitar pieces, originals and Portuguese traditional songs. The acoustic guitar duo, comprised of Keith Macfarlane and Alan Bowen (Father and son-in-law), are no strangers to the stage and should leave Bay Harbour attendees suitably impressed.

Ending the weekend off on July 1 are the indie folk sounds of Fiona Jean Hare and Alan Evans. This duo has played in venues all across Cape Town including Boo Radley's, The Barleycorn and The Armchair Theatre. With a range of eclectic influences from Bob Dylan to Abdullah Ibrahim, Alan and Fiona’s music hearkens to a raw resonance with nature, and they believe in an organic, un-jaded sound.

The Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay also showcases over 100 stalls featuring arts, crafts, fashion, decor and delicious cuisine.

Venue: Brampton Sound Stage, Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay
Artists: Manouche, Nossa Vida, Fiona Jean Hare, Alan Evans
Address: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806
Date: 29 June - 1 July 2012
Time: Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday: 9h30am-4pm
Website: www.bayharbour.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bayharbour
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bayharbourmkt
More information: Tel: 082 570 5997; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Editor's Notes:
The Brampton Sound Stage at the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay is a popular platform for the country’s most exciting musical talents to showcase their abilities. The market attracts a wide-ranging audience with a keen interest in all things home-grown, with a consciousness for recycling!

From the vivacious colours of local arts and crafts and the delicious scent of freshly baked bread to the melodic tones of an animated guitarist or the festive banter of local traders, the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is an embodiment of creative South African energy and vibrancy. A bustling and busy market, this weekend wonderland of exquisite art, craft, fashion and food is a gathering ground for people of all ages and cultures.

I am a South African media scholar with a keen interest in the travel industry. Having completed my Masters degree in journlism, I work for a small media organisation and produce feature articles in my own capacity.