SAMA Award-winning sensation, Mi Casa, and renowned Afro-Fusion group, Stimela, will round of the year in style as they headline the final 2017 Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evening on 8 December at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg.
A highlight on the Gauteng music scene, The Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz Evening, in partnership with The City of Ekurhuleni, The Sowetan, The Mail & Guardian, SAfm, and The Star, presents a fresh line-up of local entertainment every month.
Fittingly, the December line-up features two prominent local bands; representing a taste of the 70’s and modern hits. Stimela’s collective sounds, founded by the late Ray Phiri in the 1970’s, are symbolic of a new South Africa following on from the struggles of the Apartheid era. Bringing modern flair to the evening and needing little introduction is Mi Casa, known for their deep, soulful House with elements of urban Jazz music.
Supporting these industry giants is Gospel songstress and Idols Season 10 runner-up, Mmatema Moremi, who became the first Idols contestant in history to host a one woman show at the South African State Theatres 1300 Opera Theatre. She has also performed with the likes of Benjamin Dube, Joyous Celebration and Carli Rae Jepson.
Opening the evening is upcoming, local Hip Hop artist, Tumi 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 and together with the calibre of performances expected from Mi Casa, Stimela and Mmatema Moremi, the evening promises to be one for the history books of Birchwood.
Resident MC, Hector Motivator, along with comedians’ Elton Mduduzi and Smowkey Nyembe will be providing laughter throughout the evening. Mpumalanga comic, Elton 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, Smokey Nyembe, who is known for his role in Mzansi Magic TV series, “Opening Guy”, 2010 Fifa World Cup Final narrator as well as various comedy festivals around the country.
The December Ekurhuleni Comes Alive Jazz 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 three-course meal, and a fun-filled evening on Friday, 8 December at The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. Tickets are R450 per person and R4 500 for a table of 10. Starting 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 protected] or visit www.birchwoodhotel.co.za.