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STRINGS AND SKINS (article first published : 2004-02-22)

On February 29, Jazz in the Garden at Rocky Ridge, Ramsgate presents Strings and Skins when 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 and 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 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.

Jazz In The Garden at Rocky Ridge in Fascadale Road, Ramsgate, takes place on February 29 at 12h30 for 15h00. Tickets R85 include lunch and the show (R55 show only). Doors open at 11h00 with lunch from 12h30 onwards. The music starts at 15h00.




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