We were privileged this week to have Nibs van der Spuy, one of the most extraordinary and exciting world acoustic guitarists to come out of South Africa, perform at DHS in the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre.
Nibs has been touring the country on his ‘Roots & Clouds’ tour, in collaboration with professional Persian Oud player and instructor, Yasamin Shah Hosseini from Tehran, Iran. (The Oud is a stringed guitar-like instrument.)
“Virtuosic and with soul beyond her years, her playing exudes a beauty and wisdom which comes from that deep and sacred place” says Nibs about Yasamin.
Nibs and Yasamin performed a short lunch-time concert, a workshop with our Music Boys and a concert in the evening.
The Lunch Hour Concert, our first for the year, was a wonderful taster for their evening concert, just enough to whet the appetite.
The workshop with the boys was highly interesting and educational. The Boys, and Head of the Music Centre, Natalie Rungan, were extremely happy with all that they learnt.
Finally, the evening concert was magnificent. Deputy Head Master, Mr Gavin Goodwin, attended the show and said the show was “thoroughly enjoyable; a unique blend of musical instruments”.
Thank you to Nibs and Yasamin for fitting us into your busy scheduled. And thank you to the Director of the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre, Ms Natalie Rungan, for organising the event.