“A Distant Drum”, The Story of Nat Nakasa
A Carnegie Hall commission, violinist Daniel Hope curates a unique production of music-theatre, joining forces with his father, Christopher Hope, one of South African’s most eminent novelists, to present “A Distant Drum”. A portrait in words with music by German Jazz musician, Ralf Schmid, “A Distant Drum” tells the story of Nat Nakasa, a brilliant, irreverent spirit of his generation, who left behind South Africa’s Apartheid of the 1960s, for New York. Nakasa was a young writer who heard a different music and marched to a distant drum. Veteran Andrew Tracey is musical supervisor and Mr Hope introduces a stunning ensemble of young actors and musicians, including drummer Jason Marsalis and cellist Vincent Segal, best known for his collaboration with STING.
Bloemfontein, South Africa, Andre Huguenet Theatre
October 13 2014: Matinee (time tbc)
October 13 2014: 7:30 pm
October 14 2014: 7:30 pm
New York, USA, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
October 28 2014: 7:30pm