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John Bartmann Solo

Passion, versatility, positivity and enthusiasm. These are some of the attributes we’ve come to expect from talented all-round performer John Bartmann, whose energetic work as a guitarist, violinist, producer, chorister and band member over the past 15 years has often left audiences (and bandmates) smiling and roaring for more. With ...


PRAVDA is an energetic, live electronic ‘future jazz’ outfit from Cape Town. PRAVDA has performed at Rocking the Daisies, the J&B Met VIP Lounge, Alliance Francaise Jazz Rendezvous, Youngblood Art Gallery, Francois Pienaar’s MAD Foundation events and The Bootleggers Electroswing event series. The band’s ‘Drink Water’ EP co-producer Ross Gabriel ...


MAGENT is the world/dance music alias of Cape Town jazz guitarist John Bartmann, whose additional work as a composer and producer has been licensed to labels in France (Wagram Music) and Germany (DNA Musik), and whose theatre music productions have received financial backing from the UK Arts Council. Lying at ...


iThongo (“ee-tohn-goh”) is a world music fusion band from Cape Town, performing a crossover of Irish, African and South American traditional music on guitar, marimba, pennywhistle, skin drums mbira and violin. In 2017, their debut EP ‘Afroceltica’ was released via HDE. Members include Annette ‘Tink’ Roos (pennywhistle), Kwanele Maloyi (marimba, ...