Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tightrope ... Cindy Alter

A story of highs and lows, survival, hope and triumph! Cindy Alter catapulted into the world of pop-stardom in the seventies, constant touring and recording, playing huge arena 's and concert halls in Europe and Africa, as she spearheaded the band "Clout", selling over ten million albums worldwide. 

We chatted to Cindy Alter about her childhood dreams and her years with Clout and Zia. After leaving South Africa in the early nineties she found peace and fulfillment  in  Los Angeles. Life decided to throw her another curveball - she was diagnosed with Acute Mylogenous Leukemia.  This was just the beginning of the long road back to health after undergoing a Stem-Cell Bone Marrow Transplant. She survived and i
n 2005 “Clout” recorded a new CD, and toured South Africa. 

Today, Cindy is healthy and happy, joined forces with Stewart Irving forming Alter-Irving and is telling the stories about her life’s journey through her music and writing her biography, aptly titled, “No Substitute”!  As she says, “It’s been a wild ride, but it’s far from over”

On the show we played some of the Clout oldies and her song, Tightrope. This song forms part of the iStart2 Compilation CD to be released later this year.  To listen to the amazing life journey of an incredible icon of South African music just click play: 

Interested to play your part?

iStart2 events will take place from Sept - Nov in 2014 in the following cities:

Johannesburg, Soweto, Boksburg, Tshwane, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch, PMB, Port Elizabeth, Van der Bijl Park, Roodepoort, Rustenburg, Tlokwe, Nelspruit, Kimberley, Witbank, Polokwane, Kroonstad, George/Oudtshoorn, Richardsbay, East London, Kuruman, Upington, Mafikeng, Worcester and Bethlehem.

Teams will be formed in each city to assist with marketing and fundraising with BAGS OF HOPE, EVENTS ORGANISING and other activities. We are looking for :
- School representatives / Mothers Committees
- Elderly people
- Training Providers
- Religious Institutions
- Events & Festival Organisers 
- Artists 
- Media representatives from newspapers and community radio stations
- Disability institutions 
to assist in the roll-out of the iStart2 initiative.

Interested? Please email your particulars to spjdutoit@gmail.com
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