Kaya FM & Bassline Live are honoured to be hosting the living legend songstress Simphiwe Dana to the live series of events at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City on the 3rd November.
Already lauded as one of the most important singers, cultural activists and fashion icons of our time, Ms. Dana has yet to grace the series that has seen the likes of Oliver Mtukudzi, Thandiswa Mazwai and The Soil being booked.
Therefore, it is only fitting, as the musical series grows from strength to strength, that this globally-revered world music artist join the ranks and add to the solid reputation that Kaya FM & Bassline Live have created with these top quality shows.
Simphiwe Dana is more than just a singer – since her debut release Zandisilie in 2004, anyone who heard her music or encountered her on stage has been moved by her fierce determination and grit to not only embed herself into the hearts of her fans through song, but to constantly give back to South Africa at large with her awareness of socio-economic challenges faced in the various communities. She is a voice for the voiceless and shakes political landscapes, whilst the natural God-given talent of her voice and song-writing seem to come as a natural conduit to compliment her personal and more heartfelt passions.
With this kind of path was impossible to stop the force that was Simphiwe Dana. From her debut album raking in numerous awards and instantly being released in Europe, to becoming the number one selling Music artist on the German World Music Charts and number three on the European Music Charts with her album Kulture Noir, musically she has yet to step a foot wrong.
Simphiwe was also named ‘African Woman Of The Year’ in 2016 by New African Woman alongside the likes of artist Esther Mahlangu, athlete Caster Semenya and actress Lupito Nyong’o. She strives to create conversation that will spark change and is seen as one of the leading and most impactful women in African arts and culture. In fact so profound is Simphiwe Dana’s influence that her music has been incorporated into the curriculum at Oxford University, no small feat for even the most established of musician considering that to date Simphiwe has only released 4 studio albums and 2 Live DVD’s.
She has just recently completed the recording of what she states to be a dream come true in “The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience”, which featured international guests Asa and Concha Buika as well as a 60-piece orchestra. Simphiwe opened the floor to an auspicious audience including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and a host of other awe-struck guests. The DVD recording is an exceptional production and a true testament to the multi-talented aspects of this stars’ personality.
Simphiwe, known for her grace and conviction, also serves as the first global African ambassador for Amnesty International and the African Union’s Africa Re-imagined Creative Hub (ARCH), a programme that is dedicated to establishing how the arts, culture and heritage sectors can contribute to the AU’s Agenda 2063. Simphiwe continues to put into action her strong beliefs about socio-economic development and was appointed the ambassador for the Primestars 2015 ‘Step Up 2 A Start Up’ programme which focused on educating grade 10 to 12 pupils on how to become successful entrepreneurs.
Thirteen years into her career, Simphiwe Dana remains a hurricane of success, enlightenment, upliftment and soul-stirring entertainment. Although with the power of her work it seems fickle to even mention her outstanding fashion sense and beauty, there is no denying that the package that encompasses this star is as monumental as the sum of her shine. Simphiwe Dana is without a doubt, a true queen.
With a limited amount of tickets, the Lyric Theatre is predicted to sell out fast – make sure you book now at Computicket for R250 to avoid disappointment.
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