Poetry and Song, LIVE!

Poetry and Song, LIVE!

 

A special evening of Poetry and Song with the inimitable Siphokazi Jonas, Heinrich Frans, Benedict De Maar and Valentino Europa.

 

Heinrich Frans has performed as lead and backing vocalist for international artists such as Jonathan Butler, Kirk Whalum, Oleta Adams, Diana Ross, Bebe Winans, Josh Groban, and Mark Fransman’s Strait and Narro.

 

Benedict De Maar has worked alongside stalwarts of the South African jazz scene, Henry February, Basil Moses, Cliffy Moses and Willie van Bloemenstein further moulded and shaped his artistic identity. Benedict is revered as a formidable musician and educator in the musical landscape of South Africa.

Valentino Europa has occupied the bassist’s chair alongside many of South Africa’s most formidable musicians and composers including, Kyle Shepherd, Mark Fransman, Alvin Dyers and Errol Dyers.

 

Siphokazi Jonas is a writer, poet, performer, and producer with a strong national footprint and growing international presence.

 

She holds an MA in English Literature and a BA in Drama and English from the University of Cape Town. Her background in the theatre is what makes her a truly captivating performer whose work leaves a lasting impression on audiences across the world.

 

In February 2021 Siphokazi was invited to the South African State of the Nation Address, where she delivered a captivating poem before the presidential address.

 

Her commissioned work includes writing poetry for Google, SA Tourism, the University of Cape Town, an artist exhibition in Milan, Italy, and the Swedish Embassy in South Africa. She has also created work for a school project in South America that uses poetry to make STEM subjects appealing to young students.

 

Expect an evening of beautifully curated art in an intimate gallery setting, with music and word to nourish your soul from consummate artists at the very top of their game.

 

Door open at 6:30 pm

Tickets are available, at R150 per person, from Quicket.

All tickets bought for the event, originally intended for last year, are valid for the new date of 14 May 2021.

 

For more information, contact:

Martin Myers

martmyers@gmail.com

083 448 4475