Kalahari Karoo Blues

Kalahari_Karoo_Blues_larIconic David Kramer conjures up fond imagery of a Castrol-Can turned guitar with his foot tapping tunes. We all remember his association with Volkswagen South Africa, when they contracted his idiosyncratic South African image to their microbus-kombi. Since then David has produced some top-class musical theatre productions including the tongue-in-cheek Breyani and more recently his collaboration with Taliep Pietersen in the hit stage production that traveled South Africa – “Kat and the Kings”

Once again the legend returns to entertain us with his latest musical ensemble – Kalahari Karoo Blues. Capetonians are in for a treat with an exclusive concert where David Kramer brings together eccentric musicians from the far corners of Southern Africa – the Kalahari, the Hardeveld and the Klein Karoo. From the one-stringed ‘segaba’ of Oteng Piet to the upside-down guitar styling of Ronnie Moipolai, Kramer will be on stage exploring the connections of ancient stringed instruments from a bygone era to their current modern counterparts.

Ronnie Moipolai, who, like Hannes Coetzee, has become a YouTube cult figure with his upside-down left hand “katara” styling and his flamboyant bass-string technique has to be seen to be believed. It will be the first time that Moipolai will perform outside of Botswana. Be sure not to miss this performance.

Kalahari Karoo Blues is currently on stage until the 19th of January 2013. For more information visit the Baxter Theatre website.

Tickets are available online through Computicket.


  1. Your article brings back great nostalgia for me living in far away Scotland now. I remember David’s Blik Kitaar well! And his fun antics in concert! A happy 2013 to all in the fairest Kaap!

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