As I'm writing the first Secession Records update for 2008, Secession's 10th year, I'm listening to the festive sounds of Kaapse Klopse, a kind of music indigenous to Cape Town, and generally performed during what is locally known as the Coon Carnival. Rolling drums include a snare, bass and toms. Trombones … Continue Reading ››
Am now in Cape Town central checking out the fun zones which I'm astonished to find are utterly filled with tourists!
I hadn't expected Cape Town to be a destination of such repute to draw so many … Continue Reading ››
Composed whilst walking over Robben Island, on the ferry back to Cape Town, in a car to Cape Point and finally in Chartfield Guest House, Kalk Bay, Feb 2008.
You rise from the sea
suspended between it and the sky
above and below where poets have trawled...
You have held the mighty and the fallen,
the fighters, the lepers
and held … Continue Reading ››