Richard Doron Johnson

December 2, 2006

Cafe Shivava

Filed under: Uncategorized — rjjazz @ 6:35 pm

Wake up time to go to another radio station at 8am. After this interview we had breakfast at the local restaurant which was the best breakfast I had on this tour so far. From here I had to go to the American Cultural society and try and make due on some business back home since it is hard to find one locations where you can do everything, such as internet, fax, make telephone calls etc. This photo is from my office at the cultural society!

The other three guys went shopping in the local market to see if they could find a New York Yankees hat since Jahah had thrown his out to the crowd the precious concert. After spending about 5 hours here in the office it was back to the hotel to change (fifteen minutes) and go do the sound check. I have to be honest by this point I was starting to get sleepy but once I got some food in me I was good to go. The food the club had prepared for us was hands down the best meal I have had in South Africa. The fish was simply delicious and all the members of the band simply agreed by shaking their head while eating. The show at Café Shivava was a huge hit.
Here is Jahah rocking the crowd:
The first real gig!
Here is me doing my thang!
Me and my thang!
One last photo of the crowd so you get the point!
The location had a feel to it that was very similar to you being at your best friends backyard summer cookout party hanging out and a top notch band happened to be performing. The Cultural Ambassador and the Public affairs officer came out and supported us for about 3 hours with his friends and he said he really enjoyed himself to the point where he would help us come back and do more cities the next time. This show was a joint venture for world HIV/Aids day. It went over really well and was packed with people. For the sound check song we performed our guitarist song “Put your hands up” and the crowd was astonished by the little bit they had heard. This was definitely a night to remember but now it is time to rest on it!



  1. Wow! There are people sitting on top of people and hands clapping! Looks as though you guys are really moving Africa over there. AFAR! AFAR! AFAR!

    I can’t even begin to imagine. Keep up the blogging. I’ll continue living vicariously through you and the rest of the band.

    Bless up,

    Comment by Adrienne — December 2, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

  2. yeaaaaaaaaaaaa my man. keep representing for us over here in the States. sounds as if everything is going great. take a ton of pics for us!!!

    travel safe & enjoy the ride.

    Comment by Mills — December 3, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

  3. Amazing! You guys look like you’re rockin’ it big time- movers and shakers! By the way, love your glasses in the pic~ Peace, Elise

    Comment by Elise — December 4, 2006 @ 4:37 am

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