Close your eyes and picture this:
The sun is setting, light hues of violet and blue tickle the afternoon sky;
Fairy lights gently dancing with the wind
With the soft sounds of ‘feel good’ music in the background,
As the drinks start flowing and conversation is growing..
Setting the scene for a magical evening
On December 10th a couple of bloggers, musos and overall creatives came together in the colorful Donkin Village for an exclusive live acoustic session from Wandile Mbambeni and a mini exhibition by Colours of You SA in what was the 6th episode of #WMsessions.
Eastern Cape born singer/songwriter Wandile’s transcendent Afro-soul sound and introspective lyrics tell stories you find yourself wanting to know more about.
I mean have you ever listened to an entire set and felt each and every word so deeply.
The beauty of #WMsessions lies in the intimacy – the way in which one is able to connect with the music, the people and the surroundings in such a special way that honestly cannot even be described with words.
“There is a spirit in all music, the spirit has the ability to conjure up thoughts even pictures of something that happened or you wished would happen or you anticipate happening. Music has the ability to create ideas in you and me. It has the ability to encourage us to be creative.”
I once asked someone “Who could possibly not appreciate art and live music?”
And I seriously should’ve anticipated they’d say many people, such an unfortunate thing.
It is a beautiful thing to have humble artists such as Wandile who find value and importance in sessions such as these, not just for themselves and their brand for the celebration of music because that’s what it’s all about – the love of music.
As WM hosts more and more of these building up to his highly awaited Maturation EP, I send him nothing but positive vibes and good vibrations.
stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx
Organisers: Tayla Foong & Sibu Nqini
Band: Tefo Mahola (drums), Curtly Curtis Masemola (bass) & Temba Ncetani (saxophone)
Art: Colours of You SA
Sponsored by: Hunters
Images: Life in PE (@LifeInPe)