Weaving together the contemporary, the traditional and the classical into the distinctive sound of Cape Town, Mac McKenzie puts the final touches on his most recent creation, “Goema Symphony No. 1.” Musicians Hilton Schilder, Ernestine Deane and Kyle Shepherd add context while the Cape Town Goema Orchestra rehearses for its première.
Country: South Africa. Year: 2011. Genre: Music Documentary. Duration: 55 minutes. Language: English (with some Afrikaans & Xhosa). Subtitles: English, Afrikaans, Spanish, Portuguese, German & French. Disc in basic card sleeve. Contains special features.
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This concert EP documents the inaugural August 2010 performance of the Cape Town Goema Orchestra, showcasing excerpts from Mac McKenzie’s groundbreaking “Goema Symphony No. 1” and introducing a bold, new vision for classical music composition in South Africa. The download includes artwork, notes and credits. All tracks feature in the 2011 documentary film Mama Goema.
released August 17, 2012
PROFOUNDLY SOUTH AFRICAN with
THE CAPE TOWN COMPOSERS’ WORKSHOP present
“GOEMA SYMPHONY NO. 1”
Gerald Samuel "Mac" McKenzie
The Cape Town Goema Orchestra
SABC Studios Auditorium | Cape Town | 28 August 2010
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Ernestine Deane // Vocals on "Healing Destination"
Hilton Schilder // Melodica on "Lok-Shen Goema"
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