Happy Africa Fundraiser

October 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cafe Roux


The youngest of three brothers, Wandile Mbambeni was earmarked for a career in rugby, until his aunt bought him a guitar at age 17. Wandile now celebrates his debut acoustic album, Good Intentions, and his taking his music to the world stages. The album includes a collaboration with a vivid writer; Eyleen Frost on “Leave the Fairytales & F#*k the Fairytales”.  Looking forward to what can be described as afro-soul, Wandile meticulously mix the soul with an interchange in his mother-tongue (Xhosa) and the English language. He enjoys playing around with covers of artists who have inspired him to perform the way he does; notably the story telling of Passenger, the creativity of Drake, the singing combined with rapping from Ed Sheeran and the honesty and integrity of Kendrick Lamar’s and J. Cole’s lyrics. We know you will not be disappointed.

Jesse Brooks -hailing from the Eastern Cape, is this soulful singer who tells stories with his music. Cape Town born entertainer and graduate from the College of Magic comes Jesse Brooks, the magician who’s passion was nurtured by his grade 2 teacher, a part time magician assistant. Now this magician astonishes audiences from the middle of the Karoo to Hollywood. He has also represented South Africa in Las Vegas at the IMX magic conference. Jesse’s personality reflects itself in his performance; his style fuses powerful magic and comedic flair to create moments of whimsical wonder which leave his audiences mystified, laughing and thoroughly entertained. Come join us for a night of wonder and intrigue.

Laura of Happy Africa Foundation says the following in view of the fundraiser:

‘ Not only will it be a night of magic and music but there will also be spot prizes such as fun auction and raffles with some great prizes including two nights stay at White Bridge Farm, lunch for 2 at the Vineyard Hotel, The Codfather meal for two, surf lessons, whiskey, coffee and much much more.

All your ticket sales proceeds will go towards The Happy Africa Foundation a local NPO based in Noordhoek that funds programs in 7 different locations around East and Southern Africa. Our projects are focused around Education, Health and Community Empowerment.

Our projects range from building clinics and schools to fundraising for rural teachers on teacher training; family and gender empowerment to early childhood and sport development. One of our new projects we are starting is The Girl Impact, assisting adolescent girls in having a better opportunities and become better informed young women. We focus on 6 areas – education, safety, health, preventing early pregnancy, making a living and self confidence”.


***Please note that dinner is available from 7pm & show starts at 8pm