Who are we?  

Nossa Vida perform an impressive repertoire of well-known standards in a variety of languages as well as a tasteful selection of traditional Portuguese songs. They are available for intimate functions and corporate events.

Nossa Vida perform every Friday evening at Pastis (High Constantia Centre) from 7:30 till 9:30.

Who are we?

Alan Bowen  

Alan started playing drums at age 9 and then guitar and bass during his teenage years. He has performed with various musicians during the years and has recorded as a session bassist and percussionist. He has composed a number of songs and instrumental pieces in a variety of styles. He recently built the white guitar with long-time family friend – Arthur Larkan. Alan is a maths teacher and lives in Cape Town with his wife Loren and their two children.

Alan Bowen

Keith Macfarlane  

Born into a musical family in 1945, Keith’s mother was a concert pianist and a well known piano teacher in Durban. Keith studied piano and violin from an early age and started classical guitar lessons at the age of 11. The guitar has proven to be an important part of his life and he has continued playing it as a soloist and together with other musicians.

Keith Macfarlane

Trisha Bailey  

Trisha Bailey is an accomplished bassist with a wealth of top level experience, having played with many of the top jazz and rock musicians throughout South Africa. Originally from Durban and living in Capetown for the past 9 years, she is now a permanent member of the Nossa Vida Quartet and has added a wonderful new dimension to their already exciting music.

Trisha Bailey

Cara-Dee Carlstein  

Cara-Dee is Keith Macfarlane’s youngest daughter, having grown up in Durban, studied at Rhodes University and finally settled in Cape town. She has been the lead singer for various groups as well as the concert master (lead violinist) of the Kwazulu Natal Youth Orchestra.  Cara-Dee accomplished 96% in matric music (Voice).

Cara-Dee Carlstein

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