The Cape Town Festival in partnership with Rootspring NPC will be hosting Nur Felix’s We Are All We Need album launch on the 7th May 2022 at Nassau Auditorium at 7 pm.
Nur Felix is a singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist from Athlone, Cape Town. Over the last ten years, Nur has been sharing his message of peace promotion in theatres, music festivals, and at community upliftment and peace-building events across South Africa. Singing and composing from the heart, Nur’s upbeat acoustic sound encourages the audience’s that ‘We Are All We Need’ and happiness is not found in material things, but in the pursuit of dreams, the search for deeper meaning, love, and breaking down the barriers against authentic life expression.
There is a tad of activism in his songs, room for emotional processing through love and heartache also, all carried by unique guitar riffs and melodies that are bound to uplift your soul and get you moving and grooving. Nur’s music and music videos have been featured on TV, in documentaries, and on the radio. His song ‘Peace Date’ (co-written with Nancy Beaudette) was nominated for the International Peace Song awards in Los Angeles IN 2018.
The Cape Town Festival, one of the leading non-profit role players in promoting local artists in Cape Town, has partnered with Rootspring NPC, a non-profit music production and events company, to host the debut album launch for Nur Felix’s ‘We Are All We Need’ at Nassau Auditorium on the 7th May 2022 at 7 pm. The concert will include performances by highly accomplished local artists and talented musicians such as Singer and Vocalist Rudy Patton (she is also featured on the album), Violinist Royelle Goodman, Singer, and Backing Vocalist Mpume Sizane, Saxophonist Jesse Julies, Bass player and Singer Josh Hawks (ex-Freshly Ground band member), Keyboardist Blake Hellaby and Drummer Byron Asher.
Cape Town festival was established in 1999 because of the Planet Hollywood Bombings in 1998 at the VA Waterfront, Cape Town. It started as the One City Many Cultures by Ryland Fisher, then editor of the Cape Times, to address cultural intolerance and racial violence.
“South African artists have suffered from devastating economic dilemmas because of the COVID 19 pandemic resulting in a lack of operating arts venues, bankruptcies, audience restrictions on gatherings, closing down of restaurants, fear of audiences to attend functions and concerts; insufficient government and corporate support. These negative economic factors have forced 40% of musicians to quit their careers” says Yusuf Ganief.
Under the leadership of art activist and Executive Chairperson, Yusuf Ganief, the Cape Town Festival has reimagined a new vision with the sustainability of artists as the cornerstone for all projects and events. The new “dream team” partnership with Rootspring NPC, a Cape Town-based music production house and events company, has provided the Cape Town Festival with the in-house skills and resources to fulfill their promise of empowering local artists, The new partnership has developed sustainable projects that include regular live and online performance platforms, income-generating employment, equipment training, and mentorship for artists through the Growing Artists Campaign, Beyond Busking Project and Field Recordings.