Barry van Zyl & Baboti live

Barry van Zyl & Baboti live @ Centre For The Book


WHERE/ WHEN: Centre for the Book (Fri Oct 2, from 9pm); Centre for the Book (Sat Oct 3, from 9pm)

While everybody’s busy moving about, Cape Town based scientist Barry Van Zyl is perched on a drumkit stool, counting bars and cymbal crashes. He started playing drums as a 10-year-old accompanist to his father, a pianist. Since then he’s graduated from the Musicians Institute of Technology, Hollywood, California. He has also lectured in the music departments of University of Cape Town, Wits University and Tshwane University of Technology.

Best known for his extensive tours with collaborators Johnny Clegg and Oliver Mtukudzi, Van Zyl comes to PASS to head up the experimental BABOTI project – featuring vocalists Denver Turner and Ernestine Deane (both of Moodphase 5ive fame) and a new take on Cape hop-soul.

Selected Recordings: Goema Music from Cape Town (ACR Music, 2008)


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