6 May 2012

The first Sunday, 6 May, is dedicated to launch and celebrate the Shoe Shop project with a marching party leading from Braamfontein to the Drill Hall via Joubert Park, featuring the Alexandra Field Band and the Thath’i Cover Okestra fusing with big band sound, old school Kwaito and DJing.

Lets take a walk down memory lane!

An 11-piece ensemble of Joburg-based musicians and a DJ, the Thath’I Cover Okestra revisits the Kwaito catalogue to pay tribute to a genre that meant the world for a generation between the years 1994 and 2004. Classic Kwaito tracks will be revisited live at the Drill Hall for the Shoe Shop book launch. Some of the songs revised include, Sokoloko, Zabalaza, Izinja Zam, Waar Was Jy, Amadlozi, Ntozabantu and Mabubhesi. Thath’I Cover Okestra is brought together by Rangoato Hlasane and Malose Malahlela of Keleketla! Library.

Click here for photos of the parade.



Official launch at the Shoe Shop, 6 De Beer Street
Coming together for the parade

Start of the parade with the Alexandra Field Band
Walk from the Shoe Shop to the Drill Hall via Joubert Park
Brass ensemble, arriving at the Drill Hall
merges with Thath’i Cover Okestra

Short and warm welcome
Book launch
Food and drinks

Zamani and Alexandra Field Band drum ensemble

Thath’i Cover Okestra (featuring Cityboys Mapantsula)

Here ends the first and official part of the Shoe Shop celebration dayand starts the after party featuring:
Thath’I Cover Okestra
DJ Sets:
Mma Tseleng
Dirty Paraffin Radio + Friends
Surprise bands and DJ’s
Open End

Entrance fee:R20 (donation to Keleketla! Library)



Thath’i Cover Okestra and Cityboys Mapantsula, brought together by Rangoato Hlasane & Malose Malahlela (Keleketla! Library)
Costumes for the Alexandra Field Band and Drum Track: Zamani Xolo (Cuss)
Day Management: Princess Zinzi Mhlongo (Tick Tock Productions)
Evening and Night Management: Keleketla! Library
Many thanks to the Alexandra Field Band of the Field Band Foundation and Andes Doubell, to join us for that day!


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