The Star Early Edition
Mi Casa headline revamped music extravaganza
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 email@example.com or visit www.birchwoodhotel.co.za