Play it again Sam: STRAB

Jazz/Blues

  • by onRoute
  • Mar 14, 2013
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The Subterranean Rhythm & Blues experience was spawned when a group of blues-loving scuba divers flavoured their dive weekend at Ponta Malongane (the southern tip of Mozambique just 15 kilometres from the Kosi Bay border post), with some live music. This year (22-26 May) about 20 bands are expected to perform. You have the pick of accommodation – everything from rudimentary camping, to rondavels, beach log huts and even comfy guesthouse digs – the cost of which is additional to the R650 ticket price. Another ‘nice to know’ is there’s a border transfer service for 4X4-less festinos (R200 return). www.strab.co.za

Bring: Cozzie, mozzie spray and passport.

Leave: Scuba gear. You can rent kit there and explore the wondrous reefs that fringe Ponta.

The Subterranean Rhythm & Blues experience was spawned when a group of blues-loving scuba divers flavoured their dive weekend at Ponta Malongane (the southern tip of

Box: Other JAZZ/BLUES fests not to be missed

·         Last year The Table Mountain Blues Summit delivered some of the finest blues rock artists in the country. Held in the Mother City on the rolling lawns of the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, the fest is happening this year in November – budget around R200 a ticket.

·         Every year on 2 January (TweedeNuweJaar), a tsunami of colour snakes through the CBD streets when the minstrel troupes parade through. Grab your parasol and follow their lead – this one’s free!