17 November 2016

Simphiwe Dana Live Symphony Experience

Afro-soul superstar Simphiwe Dana is set to host a symphonic experience later this month.
 
The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally acclaimed African-born artists: the melodically gracious Asa (Nigeria), and the imperiously vocal Concha Buika (Equitorial Guinea) who will add their unique voices to this auditory treat. The event will take place on 26 November at the Theatre on the Track in Kyalami.
 
Setting this apart is a 60-piece orchestra and a 30-piece choir and a dance troupe which will add an audio-visual spectacle to this experience.
 
 
The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience is a realization of a dream Dana had almost nine years ago. Through the generous support of the National Lotteries Commission, facilitated by the Music Is A Great Investment (MIAGI), Dana is finally able to see her dream come to fruition.
 
In her motivation for the concert Dana writes:
 
"South Africa has gone through a lot of changes, coloured with different emotions and experiences in the past three decades. It has been a period of going through different phases of awareness, some of them sometimes overlapping. The music industry as well has undergone similar transitions -from bubblegum in the '80s, to kwaito of the '90s, and now the difficult transition to a more sophisticated sound - what some choose to call Afro-Jazz or Afro-Soul.
 
"We have seen an explosion of this new sound brought about by the young people of this decade, which has attracted a lot of international attention. The distinct African identity and sophistication with which these young people have carried this legacy hopefully makes the mothers and fathers of South African jazz proud. I strongly believe that this is the kind of music that authenticates us, because pop exists in all communities of the world; however, it is usually this more sophisticated music that informs it, maps out and defines the sounds of the future also. Basically, it is a cultural legacy we need to promote and preserve."
 
 
Tickets are priced between R350 – R500 and are available via Computicket: http://bit.ly/2ftno8H.