Souls of Ancient Fish are doing a mini-tour, dubbed HIEROGLYPHS, from mid-end April of Cape Town and Pretoria. The trio features Ruben Mowszowski, Dizu Plaatjies and Maxim Starcke orbiting genres of poetry, spoken word, soundscape, world music, jazz and ambient sounds.

April tour dates

April 19, Off the Wall, Observatory, Cape Town
April 20, 1pm Tech Talk, SA College of Music, Rondebosch, Cape Town
April 22,  7pm, Alexander Theatre/UpstairsCape Town, Book:
April 24, Masterclass, Open Window, Pretoria
April 24, Open Window, Pretoria
April 29,  7pm The Forge, Kalk Bay, Book

souls of ancient

Souls of Ancient Fish is a collaboration between the founder poet Ruben, traditional music artist and cultural historian Dizu and soprano saxophonist and electronic musician Maxim. Their haunting music is a syncretic mix which aims to draw the listener into a shared journey into the imagination. The first performance by Souls of Ancient Fish was in 2012 at The Forge in Kalk Bay.

This is what the – Mail & Guardian had to say:Fusing poetry, world music, electro-acoustic soundscapes and jazz, Souls of Ancient Fish offers a mystical journey that’s hypnotic, haunting and sublime – a lush current, a confluence of leaping vocabularies that celebrate the fluid and rich possibilities of words and sounds. Tempered by love and loss and infused with the musicality of the oral tradition and ritual, the group’s incantations are a poetic and spiritual atlas of new imaginative territories”

Who: Souls of Ancient Fish HIEROGLYPHS tour
When: April 2018
Social media:, @SoulsOfAncientFish