yes, it was a great event and we were all very impressed about this South African musicians. Such great guys!!! (:-)))). Cornelia and I talked with Fana a lot about our Sawubona past and -- of course -- about you. I think Fana will get in touch with you when he is back from the tour (today U.K., tomarrow Italy and then Spain). I think all the guys will come to our Sawubona blog as well. You can hear tomarrow recordings from the concert and we will also prepare some videos.
I think we will have a real chance for October to meet each other in Germany. (:-)))))
Hi Lucky, siyabonga!!!
I will habe dinner tomarrow evening with the band and of course we will think and talk about you (:--))). We will go to the same restaurant where I met Eddi Mathiba for about 3 years and will dress your Gumboots T-Shirt. (:--)))))!!!
Hi Lucky great that you are save back in Jo'burg and thanks for your comments!
Let's say that will be "a first kind of" and we are looking also on follow ups with you!
Personally I am really looking forward to meet Fana again and hope we don't need to slaugther a goat (:--))), again to make sure there will be no rain on Sunday (:--)))!
Hi Lucky, sorry for late feedback. I discussed with Uli and Werner about collaboration in Montpellier, but we can't make it. Werner is on the road for gigs an preparing 4 "Songs Of Good Hope" for the Hugh Masekela concert at 5 July in Stuttgart and Uli is heavily involved in his business as music teacher.
But let's get back to the nice offer of the South African artists and try work via the blog together and try to include them with you into the upcoming events (October/December in Munich and Suttgart.
Siyabonga to you and all they offerd collaboration - let's try again and have a good flight back to South Africa!
Very cool. Let me know if I can add it someplace to let you down load it. I can email it or place it where ever you want me to so you can start working on it. The groove i used to record it was set to 120 beats per minute and it is locked on grid so you should be able to hook into it with your drums. Thank you for reaching out. When I was a child I was told a story about a village that had nothing to eat and all hope was lost. One of the people started boiling water and placed stones in there and told the other people to have faith. Some criticized and complained until one by one they each gave a vegetable and placed it into the water. By the end of the story the water and stones had turned into a soup and the people all were changed by the hope that comes from giving. That is what the song is about. The guitar part is just the water. The stones are the hope. Now you are willing to add your part and help create our Stone Soup. Lucky its the very coolness......
thank you for the kind words. Since Brian mentioned the song could be tried out with a different hand percussion (the one that is inside is made up of the drums my children have build themselves from two ordinary flower pots), you might have an expert clue on that topic?
So you are going to France the next days? Must be a cool show. If you happen to come to Germany also, please let us know!
haven't heard from you for a long time - you must be busy making real good music!
Just loaded up a new "unplugged" song to my page: "The End vs. Omega" with some Swahili in it. Since for me you are the master of cool unplugged music, I'd be really happy if you could tell me your honest opinion!
thank you so much for your kind comment on our fotos from Poland. I wish you could have been there, since the whole festival had somehow so much of the spirit that I think has common ground with you. We found there were so many progressive forms to express joy and inspiration of Christian music. Just imagine, our Gospel choir & band, singing modern North American gospel songs (some only composed some years ago), maybe could be considered to be the most old fashioned style there (though I hope, not a one without power). You could find Christian lyrics in any form from modern Hip-Hop, through Electronica to real Speed Metal (which even confused one of the two parsons in our line up, while the other danced right along).
Hey, while writing these lines I notice your 6Mabones' "Jozi Maboneni". Looks like you found a way to put some "Ees" into your own style ;-) Good move!
Hi Lucky, thanks for the comments to the video -- but this are your "flowers" - your music (:--))).
Justin Friedman will set up a SAWUBONA workshop at 5 May in Cape Town with some musicians from South Africa, including Zolani from Freshlyground. We think about how to include you (maybe "on demand" by phone). I let you know asap.
This week, at 30 April we plan a phone conference with you, Werner Acker, Brian McDonald, Andreas Schwall and others to discuss the results/song we have so far. I think the phone conference will be in the afternoon -- about at 4.
I come back with more informations asap.
Best regards, Hardy
P.S. I was at the National Day event in Munich and met Mfaniseni. (:--)))
well, i´m sorry disappointing you, but i didn´t write any song here, i´m not musical enough^^
though i found the song "believe" here and wanted do make a video for it. i just can´t find the guy, who wrote it...:(
but i´m looking forward to making my first video anyway!! :D
i loaded up a midi of "colour of the rain" just a few days ago in the discusson "Worldwide cooperation for the colour of the rain needed" please use the last midi file to work on the song who came from africa to germany.
I am happy Vladimir and Carsten are on my side, what about you with the marimba. Happy to hear from you soon and happy easter days to you.
transparence & transparency - how come that your thoughts captured the red line of my thoughts....
How often transparency would help, clear relationship, targets, failures...
But not today - it´s late now, time for asleep.