When some of South Africa’s top instrumentalists
come together in the name of virtuosity and musical pleasure…
chances are you will want to embrace a feeling of VeRTiGO
When some of South Africa’s top instrumental virtuosos come together in the name of virtuosity and musical pleasure, chances are you will want to embrace a feeling of VeRTiGO!
Celebrated flute virtuoso Carina Bruwer – one of only handful slide flute players in the world, who is also well-known for her record-breaking marathon swimming feats – joins forces with keyboardist Tony Drake, guitarist extraordinaire Timothy Ehrenreich, drumming legend Kevin Gibson, and bassist Sibusisu Matsimela for an instrumental showcase that is truly unique and of international quality. All are multiple award-winning artists, each with a unique musical artistry that defies definition but perfectly complement that of one another – both offering an impressive mix of extreme technical skill, raw musical passion and creativity which has earned them international acclaim.
Vertigo features one of the most unique flute players in the world today. Carina Bruwer is praised far and wide for her phenominal technique combined with her idiosyncratic improvisation skills and soulful interpretations rarely associated with this instrument. Carina, who holds a BMus (Hons) cum laude and is also the leader and founder of Sterling EQ – the SAMA Award-winning all-woman trio known for coining the genre “instrumental pop” through their unique take on instrumental music – has recorded on over a dozen albums, performed in 15 countries both solo and as part of Sterling, collaborated and/or shared stages with world-famous artists including Boney M, Johnny Clegg and Lira, and has won numerous awards for her work across the board. With the use of her groundbreaking slide flute, she is able to make a traditionally delicate instrument sound truly rock-pop!
The show consists of mind-blowing renditions of instrumental Jazz, flamenco, Classical crossover and contemporary pieces. Highlights include Bourree (Jethro Tull), Europa (Carlos Santana), Spain (Chick Corea), Thrill is Gone (BB King), Pennywhistle Blues (Carina Bruwer), Havana (Camilla Cabello), Rio Ancho (Paco de Lucia) and more showstoppers as well as soulful melodies and pure South African Jazz.