Classical-pop singing sensation Selim Kagee, described in the press as “South Africa’s own Bocelli”, will warm away the winter blues with only three performances at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from June 14 to 16 at 8pm nightly, with a matinee on Sunday June 16 at 5pm.
Some of the world’s most creative and inspired voices take a little while longer to mature, percolate and surge to the fore and the thirty-four-year-old vocal master is one such case in point. Kagee is fast putting his inimitable signature on a sound that music lovers all over the world continue to love and support.
Kagee, who released his classical crossover CD ‘Cry for Love (Piango D’Amore)’ last year through EMI, has already made a name for himself in under a year on the local music scene and at various festivals.
Classic Feel Magazine said the following about the singer: “Kagee is an impressive new, proudly South African addition to the adult contemporary and crossover fields of which the four greats (Bocelli, Groban, Pavarotti and Buble) are among the most well-known exemplars.”
This short run at the Masque Theatre is his first solo production showcase since performing at the 2013 Suidoosterfees in February. Since then he has performed at the Nederburg Estate’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and has already graced the stages of the Bellville Civic Theatre, Villa Pascal, Dorp Street Theatre in Stellenbosch and the Baxter Concert Hall. Next month the young rising star can be seen as part of the line-up for the popular Huisgenoot/You Skouspel at Grand West Arena. He has also recorded with the international female group Celtic Woman.
* Tickets are R120 and R100 for pensioners at the matinee performance and booking is through the Mask Theatre on 021 788 1898. Visit www.selimkagee.com for more information.