For the first time ever, three legendary divas of the South African music world share a stage in an exciting programme which includes their favourite and most popular songs. These three voices together with one of the top female music directors promise to leave a lasting impression in each audience member’s heart – they are women, they are strong, and they are proudly South African.
About the Legendary Divas
Gloria: The Soweto-born star Gloria Bosman is simply sensational. With an ever-growing list of honors, including two SA Music Awards (SAMA’s) – eleven nominations currently and two KORA nominations. She is one of South Africa’s most celebrated singers. From these early beginnings, Gloria, has amassed an impressive biography having performed and sung with the cream of South African musicians both locally and internationally. Steaming from her early training in opera, Bosman’s singing style is utterly unique. She epitomizes the African soul and with performances that captivate her audience, emblazoned with the sensuality of jazz.
Vicky: Vicky Sampson is the magical voice behind ‘African Dream’ – the song that inspired a nation and a continent when she sung it at the opening and closing ceremonies of the African Cup of Nations Football Competition in 1996. The song has won her Best Song, courtesy of East Coast Radio, the NTVA Silver for video, and an international MIDEM nomination for video, and has since become an unofficial anthem, speaking to the hopes and dreams of the people of South Africa and Africa. Over the years, Vicky’s African Dream has taken her around the world and the song has been used at all our country’s prestigious events.
Amanda: Amanda Strydom is a multi-award winning South African singer and songwriter. Although she best known for her singing, Amanda has also been active as a playwright and actress, most notably in the fields of cabaret and television. In 1979, she wrote her first song, Ek loop die Pad (I walk down the Road), the song quickly found its audience and has remained popular ever since. In the same year, she began working for the Cape Provincial Arts Board (Capab) where she starred in a variety for theatre pieces. Amanda wrote the first of six one woman plays, State of the Heart, in 1993, which she still performs all over the country on demand.
Janine: Janine Neethling is an award-winning music director and composer for original South African theatre and events. She is the only female composer commissioned to write music for the opening of the World Summit for Sustainable Development and enthronement of the King of Bafokeng. Janie has been commission as music director for some of the most prestigious South African events and concerts.
Dont miss this once off opportunity to see these legendary female artists and celebrated music director on a very important pubic holiday… Workers Day.
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Artscape Opera House
Mon 1 May 2017 (14:00 – 15:00)
Tickets: R120 | R100 | R80 @ Computicket
Featuring: Gloria Bosman, Vicky Sampson and Amanda Strydom
Music Director: Janine Neethling