Buskaid – A Musical Miracle

Brilliant Baroque to Cool Kwela!
Online and On-Demand All Weekend Long!
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The Princeton Symphony Orchestra is proud to present South Africa's renowned Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble in a new series curated from their most memorable concert moments of the last five years. This first concert features performances with guest artist Melvyn Tan, Buskaid-trained violist Tiisetso Mashishi, a work by Princeton-based composer Julian Grant, plus popular vocals and unforgettable kwela – a South African style of music based on jazzy undertones and derived from the marabi sound.

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Jean-Philippe RAMEAU / Overture to Naïs  
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU / Rigaudons I & II from Dardanus 
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART / Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415
     III. Rondeau Allegro
     Melvyn Tan, piano
Max BRUCH arr. Michael Pilkington / Romanze for Solo Viola and Orchestra, Op. 85
     Tiisetso Mashishi, viola  
Julian GRANT / Sancho’s Dance-Mix 
     Suite for string orchestra after dances by Ignatius Sancho


Plus, some great popular music...

Bennie BENJAMIN and Sol MARCUS  / "I Love Your Lovin’ Ways"
     Cecelia Manyama, vocals   
Judy COLLINS | Nina SIMONE / "My Father "  
     Mathapelo Matabane, vocals
Cole PORTER / "Too Darn Hot"
     Tumi Mapholo, vocals


And Cool Kwela...

Marks MANKWANE / "Marks' Special"
Winston "Mankunku" NGOZI / "Yakhal’ Inkomo" 
     Mathapelo Matabane, vocals

     "Kwa Kumnandi" 
     "2 Bob"  
     "Never Change My Mind" 
     Cecelia Manyama, Tshegofatso Matabane, and Tumi Mapholo, vocals


Rosemary Nalden, Music Director
Melvyn Tan, guest pianist
Tiisetso Mashishi, viola
Cecelia Manyama, Tumi Mapholo, Tshegofatso Matabane,
and Mathapelo Matabane, vocals
Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble


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