THABAZIMBI – The Cape Town born Stefan Dixon has been edging onto the local music scene for sometime now. His musical journey started at the tender age of seven, tinkering on the ebonies and ivories. He is highly influenced by Dave Matthews Band, as well as South African musical marvels Vusi Mahlasela and Johnny Clegg. His songs are highly emotive and thought provoking. His career kicked off way back in 2002 as a support act for the critically acclaimed Henry Ate, and he has been jogging steadily towards international recognition ever since. In 2003 Stefan played at South Africa’s Oppikoppi Easter Show, the infamous megafest’s baby sister. His set was well received by the crowd, and was the beginning of an inspiring musical journey for Stefan. Since then he has played with South African music legends Tidal Waves and Stealing Love Jones, both of whom have been internationally recognised and lauded. In 2005 Stefan collaborated with Tidal Waves’ Jacob “Zakes” Wulana at the main Oppikoppi Wired Festival for a number of gigs. This was a definite career highlight for Stefan. Stefan’s original acoustic melodic rock is currently tantalising tympanic membranes from the shores of the Cape to the heart of Europe. One review said “Stefan performs songs that speak of his heart and mind, and the world outside. He has a uniquely South African sound, reminiscent of a new age Johnny Clegg… but without all that kicking.” He has recently returned from a well received tour of Belgium where he exhibited his skills from braais to small rock festivals, from the diamond encrusted village of Antwerp, to the cosmopolitan metropolis of Brussels. Stefan Dixon has completed the recording of his much anticipated debut album at Dockyard Studios. This talented artist can be seen on Saturday 30 April at 16:00 on the main stage.
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