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STRINGS & SKINS (article first published : 2004-02-16)

Rocky Ridge at Fascadale Road in Ramsgate on the South Coast will present Jazz In The Garden: Strings & Skins on February 29 at 12h30 for 15h00.

Greg Georgiades and Ashish Joshi play rhythmical interpretations of North African and South African improvisational styles. Their “Afro-Asian Hybrid” beats are played on traditional instruments.

Their CD Strings and Skins was voted best CD of the year by the Pretoria News readers. Greg and Ashish are also known and recognised for their work with the Mutant Harmony Trio with Marc Duby (bass), Rob Watson (drums), The Jazz Hounds, Aavaaz, and The Aquarian Quartet. They also collaborated, performed and recorded with SAMA award winning metal rap group Not My Dog on their Braai Vibes album.

On an international note Greg has collaborated and performed with renowned French trumpeter, Eric Truffaz, Bob Brosman (USA), Rene Lacaille (Mauritius) and Mukta (France/India) while they were in South Africa in 2002/2003.

Tickets R85 includes lunch and show (R55 show only). The doors open at 11h00 with lunch served from 12h30 onwards and the show at 15h00. Phone Sharon or Steph at Rocky Ridge on 039 314 4660.

Every Tuesday, Rock Ridge hosts a percussion evening of drums, flutes and any other musical instrument brought along by talented visitors. Resident drum-maker facilitates these evenings around an open fire in winter and a canopy of skies in summer. He also co-ordinates regular drum making workshops.




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