Music gains momentum at Moods

Music duo, Dave Reynolds and Pops Mohamed

After a long musical drought things are starting to heat up again at the jazz club, Moods and Flavors, in Heidedal.

To show that they are serious in their quest to return Moods to its former glory, the AM Music Series, under the guidance of Angelo Mockie, has roped in heavyweights such as the music duo Dave Reynolds and Pops Mohamed.

Reynold and Mohamed will be performing at Moods on Saturday 27 October 2018. Tickets are available at R150 a piece from Mockie (072-112-2771) and on

Reynolds is SA’s leading steelpan player, a SAMRO award-winning composer and acoustic guitarist. He’s performed and recorded all over the world with the late Hugh Masekela, Andy Narell, Paul Hanmer, the late Gito Baloi and Steve Newman (of Tananas), the late Sipho Gumede and McCoy Mrubata to name a few. His solo album, The Light of Day, was nominated for a South African Music Award for Best Instrumental album.

Pops Mohamed is South Africa’s leading indigenous-contemporary-crossover artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays kora (African harp), mbira (thumb piano), Khoisan Bow, and percussion. He has received two Lifetime Achievement awards, recorded and made movies with the Khoisan people in the Kalahari, and toured globally with the likes of Andreas Vollenweider, Baaba Maal and others.

Dave Reynolds and Pops Mohamed have done over 200 concerts together, including festivals like the Standard Bank Jazz Festival, the Bosman Festival and jazz clubs like The Orbit (Jo’burg), Straight no Chaser (Cape Town) and The Rainbow (Durban). They have also just finished composing music for a movie on the !Khwa Ttu Centre, a place which is dedicated to the preservation of Khoisan culture. – Pieter Delport