Ottoman Slap

Location: Based in Cape Town

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Artist Info

Instrumentation

OTTOMAN SLAP ARE

  • Matthew Reid: saxophone and clarinet
  • Doug Armstrong: trumpet and guitar
  • Simoné Chiara: lead vocals, guitar and percussion
  • Marissa Cuenoud: Tribal Fusion bellydance, accordion and percussion
  • Callan Wolff: double bass and saw
  • James van Minnen: mandolin, percussion and hybrid drum kit

Noteworthy Performances

  • Rocking the Daisies (2012-2014)
  • Nederburg wine estate 
  • Voorkamer festival, Darling (2013)
  • Superfoods Launch Party
  • Cape Town world music festival at Cape Town City Hall (2014)
  • Camphill solar fundraiser festival (2015)
  • Grahamstown fringe (2015)
  • Alexander Bar, Cape Town
  • Blah Blah Bar, Cape Town
  • Grahamstown arena (2016)

Genre

  • World, Folk, Middle Eastern/Balkan fusion

SOUNDS LIKE

  • A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Beirut

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Quotes

  • “[Ottoman Slap] will heal your wounds, allay your sorrows and increase your joy as they administer weird and wonderful music, originating in the soul of folk musicians and travellers to and from many countries, be it Eastern Europe, Andalusian Spain, Algeria or, yes, the Cape… and made it their own… They haven’t climbed on any band wagon – they are the bandwagon.” - Review by Nigel Vermaas in Cue Magazine
  • "With a range of eclectic sounds, exotic instruments and foreign genres fused into one unique flavour, Ottoman Slap is a 6-man world-music collective unlike any other band in South Africa and their debut album Idiomatic is testament to that." -Texx and the city album review
  • "Ottoman Slap’s music is cultured as it is exotic, not for its origins, but rather because of its uniqueness. The album is a melodic celebration of this foreignness, a welcoming addition to the South African music scene.” - SA music scene review by Alexandra Lezic

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BUDGET INDICATOR

Typical Budget for Ottoman Slap is
R8000 - R16000.


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