The Star Early Edition

Mi Casa head­line re­vamped mu­sic ex­trav­a­ganza

- AWANDE DLAMINI

SAMA award-winning sen­sa­tion Mi Casa, Idols 2015 fi­nal­ist Mmatema Moremi and up­com­ing hip hop singer Tumi Tladi will be part of a mem­o­rable evening on De­cem­ber 8 for the Ekurhu­leni Comes Alive show.

A high­light on the Gaut­eng mu­sic scene, the Ekurhu­leni Comes Alive evenings, in part­ner­ship with the City of Ekurhu­leni, The Star, the Sowe­tan, the Mail & Guardian, SAfm and Rust en Vrede Wine Es­tate, will, due to pop­u­lar de­mand, be mov­ing away from a jazz-only event to in­clude a broader range of mu­sic gen­res.

Fit­tingly, for the first all-inclusive evening, and need­ing lit­tle in­tro­duc­tion, is head­line act Mi Casa, known for their deep, soul­ful house sound with el­e­ments of ur­ban jazz. They have won nu­mer­ous awards for their first three al­bums and this year re­leased their fourth, Fa­milia, a trib­ute to South Africa’s di­verse Mi Casa fam­ily.

Sup­port­ing Mi Casa is gospel songstress and Idols sea­son 10 run­ner-up Moremi, who be­came the first Idols con­tes­tant to host a onewoman show at the State The­atre’s 1 300-seater Opera The­atre.

She has also per­formed with the likes of Benjamin Dube, Joy­ous Cel­e­bra­tion and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Open­ing the evening will be up­com­ing lo­cal hip hop artist Tladi. No stranger to the mu­sic in­dus­try, Tladi is the son of Peter Tladi, founder of the Joy of Jazz Fes­ti­val.

Hav­ing es­tab­lished a back­ground in chore­og­ra­phy and dance, Tladi is known for his en­er­getic per­for­mances on stage.

The res­i­dent MC, Hec­tor Mo­ti­va­tor, along with co­me­di­ans El­ton Mduduzi and Smowkey Nyembe, will be pro­vid­ing laugh­ter through­out the evening.

Mpumalanga comic Mduduzi, win­ner of the Best Au­di­ence Choice Award at the 2014 Sa­vanna Com­edy Choice Awards, and the Best Indige­nous Com­edy Award at the SATMA Awards, will be joined by ac­tor, co­me­dian and pre­sen­ter Nyembe, who is known for his role in the Mzansi Magic TV se­ries Open­ing Guy, and as the 2010 Fifa World Cup fi­nal nar­ra­tor, and has per­formed at com­edy fes­ti­vals coun­try­wide.

The Ekurhu­leni Comes Alive evening is bound to meet your group of friends’ vary­ing mu­sic tastes with Birch­wood’s hip hop, house, jazz and gospel line-up.

En­joy a de­li­cious three­course meal, Rust en Vrede es­tate’s clas­si­cal wine range and a fun-filled evening on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 8 at the Birch­wood Ho­tel and OR Tambo Con­fer­ence Cen­tre.

Tick­ets are R450 a per­son and R4 500 for a ta­ble of 10. The ac­tion starts at 8pm sharp – be sure to book early to se­cure your spot.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book, contact Por­tia Rathebe on 011 897 0024, email por­tiar@birch­wood­ho­tel.co.za or visit www.birch­wood­ho­tel.co.za

 ?? PIC­TURE: BOXER NG­WENYA ?? OPENER: Tumi Tladi will be one of the acts at the Ekurhu­leni Comes Alive show in De­cem­ber.
PIC­TURE: BOXER NG­WENYA OPENER: Tumi Tladi will be one of the acts at the Ekurhu­leni Comes Alive show in De­cem­ber.

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