Two legendary South African artists, Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid, will reunite for a full length show at the Cape’s famous botanical gardens on Sunday, March 5, for a special Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert.
In 2015, the performers released ‘Toe vind ek jou’, which became one of the most celebrated ballads of the year. It was the first Afrikaans release in South African history to hit the number one spot on commercial radio charts. The music video has also enjoyed significant success online, reaching more than 2.7 million views on YouTube. Local fans will get to experience the song live in all its glory along with a diverse collection of van Coke and Zoid’s latest hits.
During her career spanning more than 10 years, Zoid has managed to secure an audience of both Afrikaans and English speakers while retaining her style and individuality. She is known for her unmistakable voice, razor sharp lyrics and passionate performances. Zoid is forever pushing boundaries on stage, whether it is with collaborative performances with local legends such as Vusi Mahlasela and Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) or performing her ‘guilty pleasures’ in her show concept, ‘Under the Covers’. The success of ‘Drown Out the Noise’, her latest album, has once again proved that Zoid remains one of South Africa’s premier female artists. The album entered at number one on the charts. Zoid currently hosts her own talk show, ‘Republiek van Zoid Afrika’, on KykNet, and was also one of the judges for ‘The Voice, South Africa’.
Van Coke rose to fame as the front man of legendary South African rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and van Coke Kartel. He launched his solo career in February 2015 with the release of his first single, ‘Moontlik nooit’ from his website. On the same day, he released a limited edition 7 inch vinyl with this single and an exclusive acoustic version of ‘Skree’. Shortly after that, in April 2015, he launched his debut solo album with the release of the poignant ballad, ‘Toe vind ek jou’. It was the first Afrikaans album and single to simultaneously jump to number one positions on the SA iTunes Store. His solo album celebrates a new chapter in van Coke’s personal life and musical career.
* Gates to the concert area open at 4pm, and the concert is scheduled to start at 5.30pm.
Book at www.webtickets.co.za.