Dave Matthews Band Unveils _Scenes From South Africa_ Documentary

Rob Slater on February 13, 2014

Dave Matthews Band and South Africa have always been directly connected through both blood and musical influence. The bandleader calls Johannesburg home and many of Matthews’ early compositions draw directly on his experiences in South Africa. So it may surprise some to know that the band has never taken the stage in South Africa until 2014.

With a short run scheduled for December, the band played shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town, inviting old friends and longtime collaborators Vusi Mahlasela and Hugh Masakela to perform with the group. To commemorate the special shows, DMB released this two part documentary, highlighting their time in South Africa with Hugh and Vusi.

Among the highlights include the powerful story of Mahlasela and his run in with the South African police, as well as this gifable moment below. Dave, and his private plane, suggest you deal with it. Watch the replay of DMB’s time in South Africa below.

Part One

Part Two