Design Indaba 2016 with Beatenberg & Kyle Shepherd

From the group who brought you Massive Attack Live in Cape Town, the Design Indaba is back with another exploration of artists in 2016. In association with Nedbank, the Design Indaba endeavors to promote artistic collaborations to celebrate their expo.

This year they will be featuring breakout indie-pop stars Beatenberg and jazz musos the Kyle Shepherd Trio in a collaborative group. Expect to enjoy a well-known sound in a completely new way. What once was soothing, mellowing and classical, now becomes infused with the beats that make you want to dance.

Design Indaba 2016 - Beatenberg

To better understand what to expect with this musical mash-up, here is an introduction to the artists who will be delighting your eardrums…
Beatenberg broke through to the South African pop scene in 2013, and have been releasing hit after hit ever since. Matthew Field, Ross Dorkin and Robin Brink attribute their songwriting successes to “the mad stuff that everyone feels and almost understands”. With elements of synth pop, Africanesque sounds and carefully crafted vocals, the band’s tracks are catchy but unique, and they are experts at crafting radio hits as well as performing memorable acoustic gigs.

Kyle Shepherd is the nimble-fingered pianist who collects awards as quickly as he sells out tickets both nationally and internationally. The Kyle Shepherd Trio is made up of Shepherd; Shane Cooper, double bassist; and Jonno Sweetman, drummer. Shepherd has used his music as a thread to embrace and harness creativity in society.

These dynamic artists have crafted a unique set of tracks for this one-night-only, never-before-heard performance. Don’t miss your chance to experience this spectacular event. AND, there will be an international artist announced in due course…


Date: Friday 19th February 2016

Where: Artscape
Time: Doors open from 19h40, performance starts at 20h00
Ticket Price: R150

Join the Design Indaba 2016 Facebook event for further information.


I’m really keen to attend the Design Indaba after party. They have AWESOME decor and really fun design elements. If you’d like to win tickets to the after party (which has an international that the event is keeping mum about at this exact moment) then enter via your favourite channel:


1) Leave a Facebook comment on this FB post and tell me about your favourite type of South African design. It can be anything from the vuvuzela, or a building you love, or clothing, ANYTHING!

2) Like the Boring Cape Town Chick Facebook Page.

3) Click attending on the Design Indaba 2016 Facebook event.

4) Leave me an e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win!


1) Tweet me your favourite South African design (just like FB).

2) Please use the hashtag #BoringIndaba

3) Follow Boring Cape Town Chick on Twitter


Leave a blog comment below tell me about your favourite South African design. Please leave an alternative e-mail address so that I can contact you should you win.

More about the Design Indaba…

Design Indaba was founded in 1995 on the vision that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa. Inspired by its place of origin, it very quickly gathered momentum, growing in scope and realising global relevance. While it began as the Design Indaba Conference, the brand rapidly evolved into a multidisciplinary platform that comprises an annual festival and an online publication. 

The Design Indaba Festival in Cape Town encompasses the internationally acclaimed Conference, highly popular Design Indaba Expo, FilmFest, Music Circuit, multiple Simulcast versions of the Conference in cities around South Africa and the world, and other special events.

Design Indaba 2016 Official Cover

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