Fresh from her Joburg Theatre Umoya experience, songbird Simphiwe Dana is set to wow her fans in Pretoria. The two shows will take place on the 27th and 28th of April at the Opera Theatre in the capital city. Isipaji sika Simphiwe Dana will be an opportunity for Dana to explore the various textures of her work to date; an intuitive, multi-layered effort from a mature artist at the top of her creative powers.
“Being consistent with anything for 18 years is a celebration and success is a celebration, too. The creation of Isipaji sika Simphiwe Dana comes at the tail-end of a whole tumultuous era in my life, but it’s still a nice thing to point at as something to celebrate. Fulfilment is not the right word, but it’s the best word I can think of right now. I feel this really grounded sense of accomplishment,” says Dana.
Credited for creating some of the most thought-provoking songs of her generation, Dana continues to uphold the standard for singer/songwriters as a messenger for love, hope, compassionate humanitarianism and socio-political awareness She plans to showcase songs from all her albums in her upcoming performance, sharing their compelling narratives as she continues to expand the canvas of her spiritual and lifestyle mission that has made her one of the most in-demand performers and speakers in the social space.
“I knew I was something different for the industry, I knew I looked different, I sounded different and the songs I wanted to sing were different,” she said. “I thought I was telling people, ‘Make way, something different is coming,’ but in hindsight, I was telling all of our stories about what it means to affirm yourself because the world will always tell you that you’re supposed to be something different.”
Simphiwe Dana invites her Pretoria audience on a journey into the many musical gifts in her bag.
Tickets are available for Isipaji sika Simphiwe Dana on Webtickets