Sipho Hotstix Mabuse will play at the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert for the first time this weekend. He earned his well placed nickname, Hotstix thanks to his talents as a young drummer in his early days. Following his fifty years in the live music industry he has seen and done many things; a lot of which being the representation and force of a truly authentic South African sound to the rest of the world.
A sound, that as a nation we can identify with and feel proud of. Aside from the drums, he is also a talented multi-instrumentalist. He also plays the flute, piano, saxophone, kalimba, alto flute, timbales and of course the African drums. Sipho Hotstix Mabuse and his band are loved and appreciated the world over for their performances. This Sunday they perform live at the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts series at 17:30.
Mary talks to Sipho Hotstix Mabuse about the real value of a live performance, musical intelligence in years, and what the world appreciates the most from South African music.