She is the epitome of South Africa’s cultural expressions; the country’s most celebrated singer-songwriter, otherwise recognized as the ‘first lady of song’. A lady she is for sure, and her name is Sibongile Khumalo. This coming Saturday, Sibongile Khumalo be joined by Wandile Molefe on piano and Tshepo Mngoma on violin and voice, as she presents a live and direct intimate and personal concert to local and global audiences on WatchaTV Virtual Stage.
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What a blessing to have South Africa’s most celebrated songstress and singer songwriter, Sibongile Khumalo and her Trio on WatchaTV Virtual Stage on 13 June at 6pm . This is the ultimate showcase for those who are rooted in the jazz tradition and folklore, presented through music. You cannot miss this one. Tickets are now on sale on www.watchatv.co.za for only R50 . . . #liveanddirect #watchatv #proudlysouthafrican #proudlysa #sibongilekhumalo #covid19 Sibongile Khumalo Sibongile Gwacela KaShaka Siphiwe Mhlambi Nduduzo Makhathini Thandile Petshwa Sduduzo Myeni
WatchaTV has presented a series of virtual concerts, streamed directly to the comfort of the fan’s homes. Unlike the last 3 three installments, where four artists have shared the virtual stage, Sibongile Khumalo will be the only artist on the stage at this coming Saturday’s concert.
Commenting on the upcoming concert, Dr. Sipho Sithole, one of the partners at WatchaTV said; “Sis Sibongile Khumalo was the first artist I first shared the idea of a virtual stage performance during Covid-19 lockdown, and this was even before I acquired a stake in WatchaTV. The fact that someone I respect so much agreed not to only to grace this platform but to embrace it as as a sight of cultural and artistic expression, is a gesture I will forever be grateful for to her. As the cultural industries finds a new way of doing things, let’s all be part of the new adventure as we journey to new possibilities. Let’s show some love to uSisi uSibongile Khumalo.”
Jurie Kruger, one of the partners of WatchaTV said; “When Dr. Sithole first broached the idea of bringing Sibongile Khumalo onto our platform, it looked like a far-fetched idea as I couldn’t believe that a humble live streaming platform like ours will host an artist of Ms Khumalo’s stature. We are absolutely blessed and we looking forward to this ultimate showcase of what our country has. I am dusting off my trombone as I might just jump on stage on join her (*laughing)”.
Asked what she has in store for the audiences at home and abroad, Sibongile Khumalo said; “Saturday is going to be a musical adventure. Wandile and Tshepo will join me as take you through a jazzy, Afrocentric, and ethno soulful music journey”.
WatchaTV Virtual Stage, through its Live & Direct Concert, promises to stage more shows that appeal to diverse audiences and is committed to be home for content creators across the cultural and creative industries spectrum who want to use this platform as a home for showcasing their work.
To watch the live stream of Sibongile Khumalo this Saturday, for only R50, go to www.watchatv.co.za