This album is the brainchild of current artist in residence atSolms-Delta, renowned South African musician Les Javan. In 2007 theDelta Trust initiated a Cape music project in the rural Winelands.Research focused on exploring, preserving and honouring the origins ofCape music through extensive fieldwork. Influences on the vernacularmusic by indigenous Khoi and San traditions, European folksongs, slavecultures from across India, Indonesia and Africa, and more modernglobal dynamics were explored.

I was assigned to come up with a concept for the CD and worked withphotographer Louis Vorster. I decided to work with a vanitas theme (Inthe arts, vanitas is a type of symbolic work of art especially associated with Northern European still life painting in Flanders and the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries,though also common in other places and periods. - Wikipedia) and wescout through the homes of the locals for objects that will embrace theconcept for the product. This was the outcome and everyone loved it.Thank you to everyone that was involved in this truly amazing project.It was a privilege to work with you and I'm honored to be able to addthis to my portfolio.


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