@TishCravesSushi and I were off to the @BaxterTheatre where we would meet up with @TheDramaKing and @Merlot_Girl for the Taste, Tweet and Theatre where @Solms_Delta would feature their wines before we experienced David Kramer’s #Breyani.
Before you think I went mad with crazy names and loopy characters, let me explain… The Baxter Theatre has joined the social media ranks to create exposure to their venue and attractions by inviting the Twitter and Facebook community and encouraging them to flip open their laptops and tap away on their cellphones whilst sipping on the wonderful wines from Solms-Delta. It is a brilliant marketing plan, which I believe was a huge success.
It was a windy Monday afternoon when Tish and I headed off to Cape Town for some dreaded Christmas shopping. After mild success it was time to head over to the Baxter Theatre where we arrived were greeted by Jonathan Duguid who works for the Baxter but also is a radio host for UCT Radio.
Friendly familiar faces met us at the Solms-Delta stand where Steven and his team served us tastings of the Solms-Astor range of wines. The Astor range is their lighter more social range of wines that are easy to please for any occasion. The right type of wine to enjoy when you are meeting up with friends.
The wines are named after traditional folk music:
The Vastrap: A Semillon, Chenin and Clairette blanc blend which were refreshingly dry with hints of apple and citrus fruit.
The Langarm: A Pinotage lead Cape Blend with good tannin structure and ripe red fruit.
The Cape Jazz Shiraz: A delightful fruity sparkling / perle red wine which is wonderfully refreshing and low in alcohol.
And soon enough, with glass in hand we met many of the Twitter community. I always love meeting people I follow on Twitter. It is like meeting people that you have been friends with for a while for the first time face to face. It was also a great time to make some new wonderful Twitter friends.
Breyani is a traditional Malay dish, which was brought to the Cape by Malay slaves during the late 1600′s. It’s a mixture of rice, meat, onions, ginger, and spices all mixed together.
David Kramer uses Breyani as a metaphor to describe the different cultures, background and music styles that make South Africa the melting pot that it is today. Accompanied by his group armed with Ghoema drums, banjos, guitars, tambourines, accordion and saxophone, just to name a few, they were playing traditional Afrikaans songs as well as their own. With their unique Cape Jazz style mixed a multitude of other music styles, we were transported away on musical journey and I had a tremendous attack of nostalgia when they sang songs like “Bitterbesiebos” and other traditional Afrikaans songs.
David Kramer made me proud to be a South African. Our differences should not be seen as a means for animosity but rather as way to show the world the synergy that we can create when we stand together.
South Africa is indeed a lekker Breyani!
Booking for David Kramers Breyani on Computicket http://www.computicket.com/web/event/david_kramer_s_breyani/201356173/0/16037542