SIMPHIWE DANA’s Annual Congregation
The Simphiwe Dana congregants will once again worship at the “Church of Dana” when Bassline Live & Radio 2000 present the Simphiwe Dana Annual Congregation live at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on 02 March 2019.
Set to be explosive, this once a year musical communion with the living legend will be quite special as Simphiwe celebrates 15 years since her debut in the music industry. This year will be an intimate congregation with the Firebrand songbird.
This performance on Saturday, 02 March at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, is her first since her successful recovery from vocal surgery and is set to be a very moving and memorable one.
Already lauded as one of the most important singers, cultural activists and fashion icons of our time, Ms Dana performed to a packed show, when she last performed on the Bassline Live series at the Lyric in November 2017.
Radio 2000 is excited to be the Official Radio Partner for the “Bassline Live Series 2019 at the Lyric Theatre, Gold reef City”. As a station Radio 2000 prides itself in music especially local music, this partnership with Bassline is one that we know will thrive and Radio 2000 will bring a national perspective to the Bassline live series.
The Bassline Live Series has grown in popularity over the past few years and is host to the cream of the crop artists such as the late Zimbabwean legend Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, The Soil, and living legend Tsepo Tshola.
The sensational Simphiwe Dana has just celebrated her birthday on 23 January with a major and lucrative deal with Universal Music where she will not only produce her own albums, but will also partner with the record label to identify, develop and groom the young, up-and-coming talent.
To catch the Simphiwe Dana Annual Congregation live at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, book your tickets now via Computicket. The show is expected to sell out fast.
This annual celebration is brought to you by Radio 2000 in partnership with The Bassline Live Series.
In the year 2016 Simphiwe made history as she was named African Woman of the Year by New African Woman alongside the likes of Esther Mahlangu, Caster Semenya and Lupita Nyong’o. This afro-soul musician is seen as one of Africa’s women who are making an impact on the continent and across the globe.
Additionally, Simphiwe Dana was identified as the 21st Icon in Season 3 of 21 Icon South Africa, which aimed to highlight the future of the nation and capturing human achievement through photography, film and narratives.
To date, Simphwie Dana has released four studio albums (Zandisile, One Love Moment on Bantu Biko Street, Kulture Noir , Firebrand and a live CD The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience) and two live DVDs titled ‘An Evening with Simphiwe Dana’ and the most recently ‘The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience’. Simphiwe Dana also spread her magic into acting when she made her debut into the field by playing Themba’s mother in the film Themba: A Boy Called Hope
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.
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.
15 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.
Also on board for this event is stylish urban outfitters Brentwood Clothing, who are standing behind the rich arts and culture scene in SA through this musical series. We are excited to continue growing this relationship with them.
Fans are hungry to be a part of Simphiwe Dana’s Annual Congregation. In order not to miss out and tickets, at the Lyric Theatre are predicted to sell out fast – make sure you book now at Computicket from R250 to avoid disappointment.