Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cry of Africa - Kreet van Afrika ... Atterbury Theatre - 25 November 2016

Celebrating the Magic of Beautiful South African Music!  

The Cry of Africa sees top Afrikaans and Pan African together on one stage for the first time.

Music has always been an integral part of the fabric of life in Africa, but the different genres and styles of its diverse cultures are rarely seen performed in one venue. his is about to change when musicians from seemingly disparate backgrounds come together on one stage on 25 November for the last iStart2 performance for 2016.

The Cry of Africa or its Afrikaans title, Die Kreet van Afrika, is on at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria for one night only. Presented by iStart2, an initiative that has created a platform for people to join hands across cultural boundaries, this performance showcases musicians from Afrikaans, Indian, Southern African and Pan-African backgrounds. 

iStart2’s aim is to connect and to create practical solutions for a more sustainable future through the arts and to creatively communicate the message of sustainability to its audiences. 

Legendary multi-instrumental jazz musician Pops Mohamed is the golden thread that weaves its way through a unique musical line-up that includes singer-songwriter Coenie de Villiers, rising star Dudu Majola, alternative Afrikaans artist Somerfaan, the West African drumming sensation Sankobo Afrique, and Decca, duo Herman Steyn and Douw Steyn.

“See something unique... hear the sounds of the Kalahari ... experience the past and meet the future,” says Coenie de Villiers. “I listen to an immense amount of indigenous and African music and I respect Pops’s work very deeply. It touches me. Pops really is an idol for me. If we can move the world as artists we can create a better world for all of us.”

Join us in celebrating the power of some of South Africa`s musical icons in a showcase of the magic that happens when musicians with seemingly different cultural backgrounds take hands to create and play music together. Pops Mohamed, Coenie de Villiers, Somerfaan, Dudu Majola, Ashish Joshi, Deca, Poorvhi Bhana, Luna Paige and the beating drums of Sankobo Afrique are lined up to create a magical evening of beautiful music on Friday, 25 November 2016. Artspoken from Soshanguve and Vangi Gantsho will complete the line-up! Experience uniqueness! 

Venue: Atterbury Theatre, Daventrystraat 4, Lynnwood, Pretoria
(Cnr Lynnwood Drive and Daventry Street)

Time: 20h00

Date: 25 November 2016

Cost: R160 per ticket

Tickets available from Computicket here from Friday 28 October 2016.

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