Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa and our very own Brand South Africa Country Head, Pumela Salela have been up in Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, supporting some of SA’s most talented exports at the biggest arts festival in the world.
One of these acts includes husband & wife team Lourens and Esté Rabé who performed 18 shows in 2 weeks - and even performed live on BBC Radio!
The couple met while studying at Stellenbosch University and formed the duo Bottomless Coffee in 2010. Today, the multi-instrumentalist folk-rock duo from Cape Town perform songs about life, love, blues and breakfast – playing no less than ten instruments between them - creating the sound of a full band!
Their instruments include the farmer foot drums, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, acoustic bass, U-Bass (aka basselele), accordion, ukulele, harmonica and various percussion instruments. They also sing and write their own songs, inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash,Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Queen, John Mayer and The Lumineers.
They also drink a lot of coffee if the tally on their website is anything to go by. :o)
To listen to their debut album, Room With A View, visit their website.
Check out a few videos including "Mr Selfishness" on YouTube