By Marley

Ann Jangle has been a name running amongst my network for a few years. What I knew from her music it was acoustic folk. She was from Cape Town, she lived in Berlin, Germany for two years and then she returned to her roots. Here in Southern Africa for her “African Dream Parade” tour.

Her mission to not only just play everywhere she could set up her guitar and pedals but also raise food (and money) for pet rescue NPO’s around the country and beyond. And on Sunday 14 October 2018 Ann along with Basson Laubscher played their hearts out to the crowd of Bohemian Groove Cafe, Kaapsehoop.

Ann Jangle and Basson Laubscher - photo by Small Town Music
Basson and Ann at Bohemian Groove Cafe, Kaapsehoop
(photo by Small Town Music)

The weather was part of the mood, it was cloudy, cold and rainy. Perfect to light the fireplaces, delicious Sunday buffet, drink Gluhwein and listen to acoustic music drifting between the people like the dogs who visited. Ann whose two adoptive dogs, Kevin and Kezzy, slept by her feet as an inspiration for others to bring their dogs along. Big ones, medium ones and cute puppies. But the day wasn’t just about the dogs and bringing food for the local NPO, GAIN (Graskop Animals In Need), where Ann have been staying for a week. It was about the music.

Ann Jangle - photo by Small Town Music
Pet food that was raised during the show
(photo by Small Town Musi)

I love a deep singing voice on a girl. Maybe it was my early years at Blue Moon for Janis Joplin on a hungover Sunday morning. Or maybe it was Andra but Ann’s voice hit me. I could see why so many of my friends have been telling me to see her live. Along with Basson Laubscher, who in his own is a fantastic musician, brought depth to Ann’s set on the stoep of Bohemian.

Ann Jangle with her rescue dog, Kevin. Photo credit Small Town Music
Ann with her rescue dog, Kevin
(photo by Small Town Music)

During the show, Kevin her adoptive dog was trying to get her attention. And when she was done with the song, she bent down to give him a good ear rub. A kiss and a high 5. Kezzy the new puppy was too happy to sleep near her feet and getting love from everywhere. The one dog who also stole the hearts was a puppy named Venus. Ann was head over heels for this lovely little face.

Venus the little staffie that stole everyone's hearts - Ann Jangle - photo by Small Town Music
Venus, the little staffie that stole everyone’s hearts
(photo by Small Town Music)

Good luck sister and paw 5 to you.

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Marley is the founder and owner of Small Town Music. Born and bred in Nelspruit aka Nelsparta. Marley loves music (rock being a firm favourite), tattoos, festivals, animals and South Africa. Self-taught photographer and writer.