Genre: Cape Jazz

Jazz-pianist and composer Ramon Hector Alexander hails from Mamre.

His latest album release entitled Echoes from Louwskloof is in one sense an homage to his musical forefathers, in another, it is an homage to the forefathers of his birthplace.

“Louwskloof was a place close to home where a Khoi captain, Klapmuts, and his people roamed when the German missionaries set up shop in Groenekloof [today it’s known as Mamre] at the turn of the 1800s.” This historical titbit reveals an artist who has a special connection to place, and how the past resonates in the present.