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Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions

July 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Folk/ Rock/ Alt pop/ Jazz/ Mbaqanga/Boeremusiek

Ben Dey & the Concrete Lions

From the steel covered hills of Khayelitsha, cometh the tallest of men, Ongama. On a bicy- cle with no gears & a half-stringed guitar fastened to his shoulders he travelled to Table Mountain. It is here where he encoun- tered the writer of words & melody, Ben Dey. “Let us travel together, Ben Dey,” said the tall man, & they walked up the moun- tain to see the head of the lion. They found no lions, but rather three Afrikaners, known for their fierce nature & loud voices. “We will help you find the lion,” said the Afrikan- ers, thinking it to be metaphorically. Today these five men exist still in the same misun- derstanding, forging music incoherently in search for the sound that has brought their forefathers to the same land. Welcome to the music of Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions.

The Concrete Lions is an odd mixture of different, cross-cultural influences united by a universal love of music. Their music is inspired by folk, rock, alt pop, jazz, mbaqanga & boeremusiek. They believe that there is a golden thread that runs through all music; that even polar opposites are united by shared hopes & disappointments. It exists in that shared space between different cultures. Their plan for the future is simple: get the world dancing. “We are comfortable with any crowd that wants to groove. We want to play for the townships, the Afrikaners, the hipsters & the kids who just want to dance. Our music speaks to different people in different ways.”

Please have a listen – you’ll have a great Friday night jol with them…. http://tinyurl.com/pvl3lpx

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July 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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