Music has played a major role in binding and healing people across the different cultural divides. The new musical extravaganza ‘Kaapse Musiek in Colour’ will celebrate how music has been the common language between societies, backgrounds and traditions for generations when it is showcased at the Artscape Opera House from August 22 and 23, at 8pm nightly.
The show will be a commemoration of the rich heritage of music in the Western Cape and promises to be a festival of music, dance, humour; the kind of all round good evening Alistair Izobell has proven in the past he is an expert at delivering.
Joining Izobell on stage will be 2005 ‘SA idols’ winner Karin Kortje. Since the release of her debut album in 2006 Karin has won several awards, starred in a musical telling her life story, performed in Australia, graced the covers of several magazines, performed alongside the legendary Judy Boucher in the ‘Divas’ show, presented her show at the KKNK festival and opened for Grammy Award nominated artist Tamia this year.
AfroElite will bring some home grown Cape flavour into the mix with their high energy routines and vocal harmonies. This 11 piece ensemble have been performing together for the past three and a half years and the majority of the group are currently part of the first dinner theatre in a township venture called Amazink Live.
Other Cape stars on the bill include Nur Abrahams, Edith Plaaitjies, Robin Pieters and Aleshia Solomons, who have all performed with top South African and International artists visiting the Cape.
The line up will be supported by a seven piece band plus traditional Cape Ghoema musicians. ‘Kaapse Musiek in Colour’ will feature new material written by Izobell and well known material performed by the best of the best the Cape has to offer.
Izobell’s performance career began when he was just five years old and has seen him receive a Sir Laurence Olivier Award – British theatre’s most sought after award.
* Tickets are R110 and can be booked at Computicket.