South Africa's legendary traditional band Amampondo lent 5 members (marimbas and percussion) and the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra lent 5 brass players (2 x trumpet, french horn, tuba, trombone) to make a joyous celebration of African music with a classic touch. The ensemble recorded an wonderful CD together. It features clever and creative musical arrangements by William Haubrich.
The project appeared at the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse in Summer. This time using French brass players but under the leadership of Haubrich and Dizu Plaatjies
Mountain Records are looking for further "cultural meeting" performances with European or non-African brass performers.