Original Swimming Party are hosting a show at The Waiting Room on Thursday, 11 August 2016.
The lineup includes accordionist and singer Thuso Sepabe (African Folk with Xhosa & Sotho influences), singer Sdumo Viwe (House & Gqom), and OSP. There will be curated playlists of African music between each set.
Sdumo and Thuso have each been collaborating with OSP’s on their forthcoming album Hypergiant due October 2016.
••• LINEUP •••
20:30: Thuso Sebape
21:30: Original Swimming Party
22:30: Sdumo Viwe
••• TICKETS •••
R50 @ The Door
••• THE ARTISTS •••
Thuso Sebape, who grew up in Langa, is a self taught accordion player who was introduced to music at a very young age. He started composing and writing music in primary school and performing in school plays. In his early career he was part of a musical called Hit Me With A Hot Note, a Broadway Production by the Volkswagen Theatre. In the same year he composed a song for the Olympic Bid and won first place in the competition held at UCT. He started his own recording studio after studying Music Production and Digital Sound Engineering.
In 2013 he composed music for a traditional group called Junglehive, which consisted of Lungiswa Plaaitjies, Apollo Ntshoko, Simpiwe Matole and Sisonke Godlo. They performed the at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg and several other venues. Thuso still performs regularly at the Pan African Market along side singer Maselo Monapitsi and Mamgcina. Thuso primarily sings, plays accordion and piano, and writes and produces songs under his own name. He is influenced by his Sotho and Xhosa backgrounds.
Original Swimming Party
Original Swimming Party (OSP) are an audio-visual group from Cape Town, South Africa.
Drawing influence from an African tradition of rhythms and harmony merged with elements of left-field electronica they create a unique sound that is emotionally powerful and rhythmically captivating.
The lineup is Jeremy de Tolly (vocals, synths) & Tom Glendinning (Ableton Live). For their live show they are joined Frank Latter (visuals). The live show includes projected visuals that tightly integrate with the music via MIDI & audio sync. They work behind the scenes to create their own visual material through design, code & film as well as sourcing the highest quality content from world-class collaborators.
Sdumo Viwe is a vocalist, singer, songwriter and performer from Cape Town’s Langa Township, He has recently risen above the somewhat flooded sea of South African commercial house and kwaito with hit tracks like ‘Masambe Dali’, ‘Let Me Know’, ‘Ndiyeke’, ‘Buya’ and ‘Happy Day’.
Sdumo has worked with respected producers and artists who have been making hit singles for well know South African artists such as Big Nuz, DJ Tira, Okmalumkoolkat, and more. Some of Sdumo’s songs have become nationwide hits and cross cultural successes. He is a very energetic performer and interacts with whatever crowd that he performs for. As a well trained dancer/entertainer he sets the stage on fire.