Hailed as the Mirriam Makeba of our time- in her effort to unite Africans through a beautiful symphony of sounds, Simphiwe Dana returns for the second instalment of the Symphony Experience on the 7th of December at the South African State Theatre in Tshwane, Pretoria.
As a celebration of African identity and womanhood it’s said that the 2019 Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience will feature two internationally acclaimed artists: the poignant and smooth voice of US-based Rwandan artist Somi and the dynamic and resonant young voice of Daymé Arocena from Cuba. And that together, these female musical firebrands will set fire in the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Simphiwe Dana also hinted on twitter that she will be performing new music.
“The true spirit and rhythm of Africa will come alive through the music we’ll present for this experience. These have been some of the darkest times for this country and for the continent at large. We all need to find the light again and I hope this Symphony Experience will illuminate many hearts and breathe a new life to all of us, to re-energize our continent with the love of music; the one language we all speak and understand,”says curator/artist Simphiwe Dana.
A 12-year-old dream that only manifested in 2016 when the first Symphony Experience took place, Simphiwe Dana always knew that this magnificent event of symphony was a way for her to break down the mental and social borders between African states and create an Africa that celebrates all her children, her art, her fashions and certainly her music.
This experience will see Africans from all parts of the continent and the Diaspora coming together in solidarity of vision for the African cause, as Dana dreamt it 12 years ago.
The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience is Powered by the Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with Kaya FM and BET Africa. It will be supported by a 60-piece all-black orchestra, a 30-piece choir, a 12-piece dance troupe and an all-female band.
Tickets to this musical feast are priced from R500 – R1500 and are available via Webtickets.