While staging a classic musical performance on Friday at Maitisong Theatre, Bokani Dyer honoured the venue saying it is where he started his music career as a student of Maru-A-Pula School.
The pianist graced Maitisong Festival with his band in a two-night performance last week and collaborated with Cape Town outfit, Nu-Notes led by musical director, Dan Selsick.
“It is always an honour performing here because this is where it all started. My musical lessons started right here by the classrooms and I got to perform in here,” 31-year-old Dyer said.
His crew, the Bokani Dyer Trio started off on stage playing some calm jazz tracks such as Reflections and Mind Travel, which took the audience on a musical journey.
Son to the legend Steve Dyer, Bokani and his band were joined by Nu-Notes, who came on stage with different wind instruments such as trumpets and the saxophone. They backed Dyer up on a number of musical pieces to spice up the event. Nu-Notes’ presence on stage raised the tempo and mood
The Nu-Notes displayed some well-crafted musical skills on their wind instruments.
The composition of the music had the audience enjoying every moment, which expressed sadness when it was announced that the event has come to an end.
Prior the event ending the audience asked for just one more song and Dyer performed Vuvuzela.
After his performance Dyer and his collective were given a standing ovation by the audience.
The event was not fully packed but the few that came appreciated every moment of the musical pieces. Also present amongst the audience members were Dyer’s former teachers who he hanged around with after the performance as they shared conversations.