Western classics re-imagined with an Eastern twist

Western classics re-imagined with an Eastern twist

Pop-opera artist Selim Kagee, who has made an impression on SA audiences, as well as abroad, since the release of his debut album ‘Cry For Love’ with EMI Music in 2012, will be in concert at the Artscape Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 to 30.
This once-off musical experience will give audiences a taste of Kagee’s romantic style as he presents some of the world’s most beautiful songs with a hint of India in its instrumentation, creating a unique fusion of East meets West.

Fans can expect to hear re-imagined renditions of evergreen songs such as ‘Wonderful Tonight’, ‘Surrender’, ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, ‘Besame Mucho’ as well as the title track of his debut album – ‘Cry For Love’. With one of the country’s top musical directors, Raymond Verster, at the helm, the concert will feature the Hugo Lambrechts Orchestra conducted by Riaan van Wyk, with a live band and choir. They will be joined by Donné de Kock on lead violin, Babu Parker on bansuri flute, Akash Srikewal on sitar and Vishen Kemraj on table, adding a unique musical element to the concert.

Music lovers can catch Selim Kagee with Orchestra and Indian Ensemble at The Artscape Theatre on Saturday, October 29, at 8.15pm; and then on Sunday, October 30, at 5pm.
Tickets are priced at R300 and R350 each and can be purchased through Computicket.
For more information, visit www.selimkagee.com; or www.facebook.com/selimkagee.