Playhouse Company to celebrate Africa Month with epic Africa Celebrates Concert!
In celebration of Africa Month this May, The Playhouse Company will host Africa Celebrates, a weekend of visual and performing arts on 6 and 7 May under the themes social cohesion and unity in diversity.
After various workshops and other events to be confirmed shortly, the weekend will culminate with a star-studded bang on Saturday 7 May with the Africa Celebrates Concert featuring smash-hit South African act, Mi Casa, mega-star Tresor, Afro-soul sensation Simphiwe Dana, DJ Happy Gal, the Burundian Drummers, and dance group Dance Movement.
This professionally-staged Concert to be presented in the awe-inspiring Playhouse Opera Theatre promises a unique, live theatrical experience that is not to be missed by music lovers!
Renowned, multi-award-winning house band Mi Casa has five hit albums to their name, and many chart-topping hits under their collective belt – these South African super-stars must be seen!
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tresor (‘Treasure’ in French) moved to South Africa eight years ago. Initially compelled to work as a car guard, he is now an accomplished, extremely well-known, award-winning musician.
One of South Africa’s most soulful singers, Simphiwe Dana is celebrated world-wide for her impressive vocal prowess. Likened to the late, great Miriam Makeba and Busi Mhlongo, her albums have scooped numerous awards and nominations both in South Africa and internationally. Her music is now part of the curriculum at several prestigious institutions, including Oxford University in England.
Also in the line-up are the hugely popular DJ Happy Gal, the awesome Burundian Drummers and exciting Wentworth-based hip-hop outfit, Dance Movement.
This glittering Concert will be directed by Aubrey Sekhabi, with musical direction by Victor Masondo. South African Living Legends Dr. Don Mattera, Ms Abigail Kubheka, Ms Dorothy Masuka, Theo Bophela, Samson Mazibuko and Dr Joseph Shabalala will also be honoured by The Playhouse Company at this glittering concert which will be MC’d by Dr Gcina Mhlophe and Alex Mthiyane.
The Concert starts at 19h00. Tickets can be purchased from Computicket at a cost of R80 and R100, depending on seat position.