Simphiwe Dana the ‘Goddess of African Cool’ is one highly sought after South African singer. Just on the brink of the Christmas holidays, the singer prepares to share her talent in an intimate setting with fans in South Africa. Check out excerpts from the press release her camp sent us and be prepared, Ladybrille SA readers, to have a rocking time!
“In an evening of soul-stimulating music, Simphiwe Dana will take the audience on a thrilling musical odyssey as she delivers a stunning presentation from her rich anthology of songs on 1 December, 2010 at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City Casino, south of Johannesburg.
This much-anticipated musical extravaganza will be a theatrical presentation by the songstress, complete with a 22-piece band/orchestra who will accompany Dana’s trademark fusion of deep African musical roots, inspired melodies and her unique contemporary voice.
Proudly entrenched in her roots as a Xhosa woman, Dana will not only share her music on this evening, but will also give the audience a glimpse into the proud African woman she’s grown to be.
“I’m really looking forward to this evening; to share with my friends the one thing that serves as my refuge when times look awry: my music. Through this music, I hope to connect with everyone, to sing, dance, celebrate and embrace our African culture,” says Simphiwe Dana.
Dubbed as the goddess of African cool, Dana boasts an impressive list of SAMAs, including Best Newcomer (2004) and four SAMA 2007 Awards including Album of The Year (2007) for The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street, her critically-acclaimed platinum-seller, Zandisile (2004) and the gold disc, The One Love Movement On Bantu Biko Street (2006).
Her 2010 release, Kulture Noir (Black Culture), which is Dana’s most profound album to-date and also her most personal album, is already blazing the charts in Europe, including No. 3 on the European World Music Charts and securing the No. 1 spot in Germany within a few weeks of its release.
Kulture Noir is also a contender in three categories, which are Best Female Artist, Best Produced Album and Best Contemporary Jazz Album at this year’s METRO FM Music Awards. A public vote will ensure that Dana’s Kulture Noir deservedly wins all three of these categories. Vote for her by simply texting the name of each category, followed by Simphiwe Dana to 34764 or by voting online www.metrofmmusicawards.co.za.
To spend An Evening with Simphiwe Dana, simply book now at Computicket or at The Lyric Theatre Box Office on (011) 248 5000. Tickets are priced at a reasonable R120 each.
For more information, log onto www.goldreefcity.co.za. . .”