If there’s one show you should see this Christmas then go and see David Kramer’s Breyani, which is showing at the Baxter until December 31st.
Breyani, as I’m sure many of you know, is a Cape Malay delicacy for which everyone has their own favourite recipe. It is a unique mix of rice, herbs, spices, vegetables and can be made with prawns, chicken, lamb or beef.
David Kramer sees Breyani as being the perfect metaphor for his Baxter show. He’s got everything in this musical mix from Bluegrass Banjo to haunting contemporary and traditional folk songs, sung by the wonderful Ruth Hector and Elspeth Davids.
As unique as Breyani is to Cape Cuisine, this ensemble of 10 singers and musicians represent the unique rhythms and sounds of the Cape musical heritage.
It opened with a sax solo but soon burst into a full energy instrumental that had everyone in the audience delighted and entranced.
I was a guest of the Solms-Delta Wine Estate. Their wonderful wines were enjoyed by everyone prior to the show.
It was so appropriate as the Solms Delta story is unrivalled in South Africa. Mark Solms and Richard Astor have done an amazing job in allowing the community who work on the farm to become empowered and take control of their destinies. Solms Delta staff were there on the night serving the wine and I got the positive energy from them that I always feel every time I visit the farm.
When it was all over there was a standing ovation.
That summed it all up for me.
Breyani at the Baxter,
Dec 7th-31st, except Christmas Day.
021 685 7880.