Simphiwe Dana

Simphiwe Dana

On the 6th of August the main lady Simphiwe Dana will be gracing the Bassline stage and kick-starting the second session on the series with soul. And since August is women’s month there’s nobody more fitting to take things to the next level.

The Xhosa singer-songwriter has a mesmerising blend of Afro-soul, jazz and traditional music. In addition to being a singer she is also a socio-political activist and what she stands for bleeds into her music. She burst onto the South African scene in 2004 with her debut album, earning her a South African Music Award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and “Best Newcomer” and two years later she was named the “Best Female Artist”, with the song “The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street”, at the SAMAs. Dana blends traditional African music with contemporary soul and shows hints of gospel and blues. She is also increasingly a singing sensation in the World Music scene in Europe.

At Bassline fans can expect to be blown away by songs from here recently released album Firebrand as well as other classics that you’ve come to love.

Opening for Simphiwe Dana will be exceedingly talented Mthwakazi. uMthwakazi produces a style of music which is a synthesis of various musical forms including but not limited to African indigenous music, classical, choral music and the more modern musical styles like jazz and soul music. Her repertory is mainly derived from Xhosa Bow Music and is firmly entrenched on African dance rhythms. The songs are sung in an extremely dynamic, angelic and operatic (dramatic soprano) voice.

Tickets are available online from Webtickets for R150.


Sat 6 Aug 2016
8:00 pm


Groove Live
10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown

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Bookings:011-838 9142/5/6 < <

Simphiwe Dana will be setting the women’s month in motion with soul.