Following the great success, positive feedback and sold out shows in Cape Town before, the paths of two South African music legends will converge again on March 10 when Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid share the stage at Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre in Grabouw.
Although the show as a whole will focus on Mahlasela, Zoid will join him for some very poignant numbers. The two musical greats are appearing in concert together to emphasise the integration of South African people through combining their music and audiences. Mahlasela, simply known as ‘The Voice” to many in South Africa, celebrates 20 years as a recording artist this year. It’s been two decades since the release of his now iconic debut album ‘When You Come Back’, and the he has gone on to release a further seven albums. His most recent album ‘Say Africa’ was recorded in the US and produced by legendary American Blues icon Taj Mahal. The album was released in late 2010 and subsequently nominated for a South African Music Award in 2011.
Zoid, with a career span of over a decade, has earned numerous accolades including gold album sales and SAMA awards. She has shared the stage with international acts like John Mayer, Annie Lennox, Metallica, Simple Plan, Hothouse Flowers, Seal and UB40. The release in 2002 of her first solo album, ‘Poles Apart’ fired the imagination of both critics and the public when she burst onto the scene with the song ‘Afrikaners is Plesierig’. The song became iconic and Zoid became South Africa’s queen of rock. Over the years fans were introduced to songs like ‘Beautiful’, ‘Deurmekaar’ and ‘Ons soek rock & roll’. In 2005, ‘Small Room’ became one of the biggest songs play-listed on radio, while ‘Aeroplane Jane’ became the most requested song over the past three years. The Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre is one of the Cape’s most spectacular outdoor theatres. Situated only 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, the venue has a wonderful line-up of summer concerts with both local and international musicians.
The 600-seater amphitheatre is surrounded by a towering eucalyptus forest and is perfect for fine wine and an unforgettable evening of live entertainment.Make sure to pack yourself a picnic basket. Wines from the estate will be available for sale at the venue. Picnic hampers can be purchased – minimum order of two portions. Sushi is now available as well.Tickets are R250.
* Book at Computicket. Gates open at 5pm, show start at 7pm. Visit www.cluver.com for details.