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Sat Feb 11, 18:00 - Sat Feb 11, 20:00

Camel Rock Restaurant


Bright Blue was a South African band that was prominent on the progressive scene in the final years of apartheid. The band's name "reflected the paradox of being bright in a very blue time. This is a ONE OFF Reunion gig !!!

They are best known for the protest song "Weeping", written by keyboard-player Dan Heymann, that the band recorded incorporating strands of "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" at a time when public performance of the ANC anthem could lead to summary arrest. However, the powers that be seemed to notice neither the reference to a banned tune nor that the song was an allegory about then State President PW Botha and the state of emergency that he had imposed.

In 1999, "Weeping" was voted the "All-time favourite South African song" in a poll .The Radio Rats' 1979 hit, "ZX Dan", was placed second, while "Scatterlings of Africa" (1983) by Johnny Clegg and Juluka was third.

The song was covered by Qkumba Zoo in 1996, Soweto String Quartet featuring Vusi Mahlasela in 1996, Coenie de Villiers in 1997, James Stewart in 2002, Soweto Gospel Choir in 2004, Josh Groban (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 2006, and Louise Carver in 2009.

The band's other hits include "Window on the World" (1984), "Where Would I Go?" (1989) and "Wouldn't Miss It for the World" (1996).


Camel Rock Restaurant
Main Rd, Scarborough, Cape Town
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