‘Smeltkroes’ (meaning Melting Pot) is a music theatre production combining Afrikaans poetry, short stories, theatre and music. It made its on air debut on RSG (Radio Sonder Grense) in 2015.
The Afrikaans roots of the people from the Cape stretch far and wide. In this show we have a melting pot of stories about life and love originating out of Africa, Europe and the far East. We tell these stories about segregation but also about how many are connected by history and the language of Afrikaans. This RSG-commissioned project celebrates the fact that “Afrikaans sings in a thousand voices” and accentuates the richness of its diversity. The concept was put together by Luna Paige. All music arrangements are by Ramon Alexander. The band consists of Luna Paige on vocals, Ramon Alexander on piano, Annemie Nel on drums, Chadleigh Gowar on bass, Bradley Prince on guitars and Muneeb Hermans on trumpet.
This show hits the stage in 2020 for the first time thanks to Nati (Nasionale Afrikaanse Teater Instituut). It will make its debut at KKNK (Klein Karoo National Arts Festival) in March 2020 after which Cape Town residents will be able to see a once off performance at Artscape as part of the annual Suidooster Festival in Cape Town (May 2020). See our events page for performance dates at both festivals and links to where you can buy your tickets. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
We are happy to announce that singer-songwriter Frazer Barry will be joining the cast. Poets Jolyn Philips and Shirmoney Rhode will also be joining the musicians on stage. We are also very excited to announce that rising stars and actors Breyten Treurnicht and Devonecia Swartz will also be joining the musicians on stage. The show will be directed by acclaimed actress and director Nicole Holm.
KKNK | 27 & 28 March 2020 | Laerskool Wesbank | Oudtshoorn | Buy tickets here
Suidoosterfees | 2 May 2020 | Artscape | Cape Town| Buy tickets here