I love Simphiwe Dana and the world loves Simphiwe Dana. I recall her debut album that got me hooked in 2004, Zandisilie. She sings with a fierce determination and sheer grit as she embeds herself into our hearts through song and socio-economic awareness. 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.
Did you know that Simphiwe was named ‘African Woman Of The Year’ in 2016 by New African Woman alongside the likes of artist gogo Esther Mahlangu and actress Lupito Nyong’o. She strives to create conversations 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.
I love the live recording of “The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience” – a must listen. So you can imagine my excitement that this hurricane of success, enlightenment, upliftment and soul-stirring entertainment will be playing live at the Lyric Theatre courtesy of Kaya FM and Bassline Live. This is one show that I will not miss – Book your ticket at Computicket -see you there!
ONE NIGHT AT THE LYRIC THEATRE – 3 November 2018