Les Javan (Musiekskuur)
01 Sep

Leslie Javan is a South African musician who grew up between the West Coast (Namaqualand) and the Western Cape. He started his music career at the age of four and for the next 16 years studied Classical music on Piano and Guitar, while learning and performing in Jazz and Rock bands during his teens.

He furthered his music studies in composition and arrangement and composed his first film soundtrack in 1989. Apart from the formal music education Javan also grew up with and learned the rural elements of Southern African and African music and culture and has to date concentrated on and recorded 7 albums of which 4 are his trademark Afrikaans rural music, performed by himself and numerous artists.

In 2011 he was nominated for the prestigious SAMA awards for his rural inspired album 'Hiervandaan', which was part of the bigger community project on the Fransch Hoek wine farm of Solms Delta. Javan worked as artist in residence, music teacher and producer and together the project won 4 awards, including best farm community project of the year. He got a chance to showcase his rural talent in producing the soundtrack of a 26-episode drama series on KykNet for which he was nominated for 2 SAFTA awards in 2016. 

Javan lives in Johannesburg where he runs a small production studio for Stage, TV and Film soundtracks and music creation. He is currently doing his post graduate studies in music production for TV, Film and Games, while performing Afrikaans, English musical styles, as well as being part of World music projects in Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, South America and the USA, where he gets the chance to work with musicians from all over the world.  

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Saturday 01 September @ 20:00

General Information / Bookings
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Tel: 012 368 1555

Rockwood Theatre
Shop F92
Parkview Shopping Centre
Cnr Garsfontein Road and Netcare Street
Moreleta Park
Pretoria East
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Theatre owner:
Tom Muller
Tel: 012 368 1555