Cape Town’s annual music extravaganza Music Alla Kaap is back for its third year running at the GrandWest Arena in Cape Town for one night only on Saturday 27 September 2014 at 8pm.
Following 5 sold out shows in two years’, this has become a must-see event on Cape Town’s social calendar.
Music Alla Kaap will be celebrating South Africa’s music icons and the best of the mother city’s artists and entertainers coming together to perform on one stage.
The star-studded line-up will be hosted by veteran stage, film and television star Shaleen Surtie-Richards for a second consecutive year.
She was recently seen in Lara Foot’s adaptation of the stage production Scrooge and was the master of ceremonies at the 10th Cape Town Comedy Festival.
The show is a celebration of great music featuring performances by Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Alvon Collison, Nur Abrahams, Karin Kortje, Sophia Foster, Salome
The show includes a 6-piece band headed up by one of Cape Town’s top music director’s Trevino Isaacs, Don-veno Prins on saxophone, Ryan Kierman – trombone, Lorenzo Blignaught – trumpet, Jason de Laney on guitar and Melvin Williams on bass.
Music Alla Kaap is produced and conceptualized by Alistair Izobell who will also be performing on stage with the rest of the stars, together with a few other surprising artists on the night.
For Sipho this September marks the 30th anniversary of the icon’s hit-makers song “Burn out”, where 500 000 copies of this selling-single changed the face and shape of Afro-pop and township jive like no other song or artist in SA pop music history.
Mabuse is a 2005 SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Chairman of the non-profit organisation Music Exchange and a 46664 Ambassador having performed at both London’s Hyde Park in 2008 and New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 2009.
The line-up of acts to join Mabuse includes Cape Town’s ‘Mr Showbiz’, Alvon Collison who’s been entertaining audiences for more than 35 years. This all-round entertainer has appeared in a variety of shows over the years, and has made several TV appearances on entertainment programmes throughout his career.
Sophia Foster forms part of the incredible line-up as well. Her unique talent has transcended all boundaries of music and secured her place as one of the country’s top divas of song. Today, she is one of South Africa’s pioneers and much loved ‘sisters of song’.
Foster has performed internationally and to local audiences over the past four decades. Having starred in various musical extravaganzas, it’s her one woman shows that have earned Foster her greatest acclaim. She’s been compared to those of Billy Holiday, Lena Horn and Shirley Bassey, and is been celebrated for her unique and sophisticated style.
Local Cape Town singer Karin Kortje joins the ensemble of entertainers with her sultry and powerful singing voice. Suave vocalist Nur Abrahams brings his musical charm to the show. This seasoned artist has appeared in a number of productions. His performed to local and international audiences as is well-known for his performances in David Kramer’s award-winning musicals and was a former member of the popular band JAG.
Singing sensation Salome Damon Johansen is no stranger to Cape Town audiences. She’s travelled and performed in various cities with Madame Zingara, and formed part of the Diva Tour featuring SA’s top female singers in Cape Town.
Tickets range from R120 – R180 and booking is through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at www.computicket.co.za or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet.