Over three evenings in July, Cape Town will celebrate South Africa's greatest jazz singer, Sathima Bea Benjamin. The events have been co-ordinated to coincide with the re-issue, by Matsuli Music, of her classic 1976 spiritual jazz masterpiece African Songbird.
Sunday 14 July 2013 :: Sathima’s Windsong Film Screening
Labia on Orange (68 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town)
This 2010 film-portrait of jazz vocalist Sathima Benjamin traces her musical journey from Cape Town to New York City via an astonishing morning in a Parisian recording studio with Duke Ellington in 1963. A reflection on displacement, exile, longing and belonging, Sathima’s Windsong premiered at Cape Town’s Encounters International Documentary Film Festival in 2010 (Runner-Up Audience Award). This one-off 6.15pm screening sees filmmaker Daniel Yon and Sathima Benjamin in attendance for Q&A.
African Songbird will be available for sale at all events, and signed by Sathima. Limited to one album per person as stock is very limited. Vinyl for R300 and CD for R150.
Starts at 6:15pm