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SIMPHIWE DANA (article first published : 2007-07-30)

Following six weeks of touring in Europe, Simphiwe Dana, South Africa’s jazz darling, makes a triumphant return home – and gives a sensational once-off concert at Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom on August 9 at 18h00. Dana made headlines earlier this year when she scooped no less than four prestigious big ones at the South African Music Awards at Sun City Superbowl, including Best Vocal Jazz Album, Best Female Artist, Best Contemporary Jazz, Album of the Year.

The glamorous, hot-property star, who hails from the Transkei, has swiftly become one of our top stage and recording artists. Her highly developed sense of community spirit is reflected in her uniquely touching, intimate approach to music making, and many of her tracks carry strong social messages. No wonder Simphiwe’s music has touched the souls of the many thousands who have become devoted fans. Both her albums to date, Zandisile and The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street, have been major hits.

Fast becoming known as a ‘singer’s singer,’ Simphiwe’s extraordinary maturity as an artist belies her years. Her philosophy that anything that advances life gives it meaning lies behind everything she does, not only onstage but in her entire career. This brings a special resonance to her performances which her admirers do not forget. Dana’s live appearance on the Sibaya stage is eagerly anticipated by her hosts of admirers in and around Durban.

Coupled to the star singer’s appearance is the support billing of ace Durban jazz group, Afro Blue, co-led by top bass player Philani Ngidi and highly respected pianist Susan Barry, themselves each a musical stylist of the first order. So stand by for the wow factor as rarely found in one evening.

A three course buffet menu will be served and a full cash bar will also be available. Dress code is smart casual, and tickets cost R250 per person (R3,000 per table of 12). A table includes 12 tickets for the show, a bottle of KWV per table, a three-course buffet, along with welcome drinks on arrival. Early bookings are strongly advised and can be made through Sibaya’s booking office on 031-580 5555.




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