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DAG & NAG

15 May 2019

Photo: Henry Engelbrecht

Matt Carstens is die regte MVP

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Dag & Nag

Dané Dooge & Willow-Ruby van der Berg

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at het Bohemia, Aandklas en Die Mystic Boer in gemeen? Drie dinge: lekker bier, stoute kos en goeie musiek. Meeste Stellenbosse studente het al dié kuierplekke besoek. As jy een van die regulars is, het jy seker al vir Matt Carstens raakgeloop. Carstens tree gedurig by een van die Bosch se drie geliefste kuierplekke op, wat terloops sy gunsteling plekke op Stellenbosch is. ’n Ware allesdoener, maak Carstens musiek van alle kleure en geure: pop, RnB, folk en selfs indie. “Ek probeer dit interessant hou deur elke keer iets anders te doen wanneer ek my musiek skryf,” sê Carstens. “Ek vind my inspirasie in verskeie musikante. My top keuses is byvoorbeeld The 1975, Ed Sheeran, The Wombats en John Mayer. Ek het groot geword in ’n huis waar ons baie Stevie Nicks en Leonard Cohen geluister het. “Ons almal is ook baie lief vir musiek, so dit het vir my natuurlik gevoel om ook my eie musiek te begin maak. Toe ek op hoërskool was, het ek al klaar in sommige van die pubs in my tuisdorp begin speel,” verduidelik hy. Baie mense kan musiek maak, maar nie almal het noodwendig die nodige inspirasie om iets goed te produseer nie. Carstens meen dat hy nie streng gesproke ’n kreatiewe proses het

KOOS KOMBUIS The man of the hour in all his glory was one of many to perform. Photo: Ruan Goosen

Some craft beer, culture and Koos Kombuis GABRIELA VILJOEN

MATT MAAK MUSIEK Matt Carstens aan die brand agter die mic. Foto: Alex Van Gossler nie, maar dat hy elke dag bietjie kitaar en ukulele speel. Carstens is tans besig om homself voor te berei vir ’n moontlike toer wat binne die volgende paar maande in Gauteng sal afskop. Maar eers het hy nog ’n paar optredes in die Bosch. Een van hulle vind op 22 Mei om 20:00 by Steam restaurant plaas.

“Ek is so dankbaar vir almal wat my musiek ondersteun. Ek sal graag verskeie mense se opinies [oor my musiek] wil hoor,” sê hy. Nou het jy nóg meer rede om gereeld Bohemia, Aandklas of Die Mystic Boer te besoek; vir die talent, natuurlik. En as jy vir Matt gewaar, gaan knoop ’n geselsie aan en gee jou opinie.

AN ice-cold craft beer, local musicians jamming out on stage and a breathtaking sunset over the Summerhill Farm landscape. A Taste of Craft, a festival held in celebration of MFM Radio’s birthday, made its annual appearance this past Saturday. Live entertainment got the crowd going with the likes of The Steezies, Jack Parow, Uncle Spike and the legendary South African musician, Koos Kombuis, gracing the stage. This unforgettable line-up was accompanied by a variety of craft beer, craft gin, craft wine and craft brandy tastings which were available till 18:00 to all the festival goers. The Vanilla Colts and The Stinging Rogers opened the evening, setting the laid back and social atmosphere where-after students and craft enthusiasts gathered around the stage to sing along with

multi-talented Koos Kombuis. Once again, Uncle Spike did not disappoint and the Steezies brought their eclectic style and proudly South African sounds to Stellenbosch. Both performed some of their unreleased and upcoming music which they have been promoting on their social media platforms. Jack Parow brought the house down with his dynamic and energetic performance and new songs. He seemed thrilled to share the stage with Koos Kombuis and posted a picture of the two of them on Instagram, captioning: “Altyd ‘n eer om saam hierdie legend to jol”. There was truly no better way to have spent your sunny Saturday evening than on the Sir Thomas Brewing Co. farm with local creatives and musicians. If this is what’s to be expected from next years MFM birthday bash, mark your calendar, because you don’t want to miss it.

The silver lining KESIA ABRAHAMS

’N VERSAMELING STUDENTEKAARTE Wat doen jy met jou ou studentekaarte? Sommige verantwoordelike studente vang graad met die studentekaart wat hulle tydens verwelkoming ontvang het. Ander studente, soos Lisa Slabber (bo), het al ’n versameling opgebou. Lisa s’n pronk teen haar yskas. Foto: Lisa De Clercq

WHAT is more fun than a little hip-hop at the Stellenbosch Town Hall? Friday evening, students gathered for a hip-hop festival aimed at raising awareness for mental health. Melt Hugo, the current SRC executive member, is a founding member of the #SUpport student mental health task team who hosted the event in collaboration with Magnifique, which is an event organising company. The event was partially also a tribute festival to the late rapper, Mac Miller who overdosed last year following a long-term battle

with mental health issues. Hugo said in connection to the collaboration with Magnifique that, “we played different roles in making the event a reality but at the end of the day, both of us contributed equally to making Silver Lining a reality and a fairly subsequent success”. The night itself progressed without a single hiccup. The main acts included the likes of Shane Eagle and Patrick Lee. Following the event, Hugo stated that he felt that the event was a success. He said, “we are still doing ticket sale counts and sponsorships, and it looks good so far”. Furthermore, he stated that

with the help of their sponsor, Cipla, they were able to print fabric festival armbands which had a 24hour mental health helpline number printed on them. Furthermore, according to Hugo, the feedback from the event has appeared to be nothing short of spectacular. The funds raised by the event will also be going towards a new mental health service and application that #SUpport would like to establish known as SUNLine. SUNLine aims to be a confidential student listening and support platform for students, by students, that is non-counselling and non-advisory.

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