Pop-opera sensation Selim Kagee, who has wowed audiences across SA and abroad with his warm classical voice since the release of his debut album (Cry For Love) with EMI Music in 2012, is preparing an exciting new concert to be staged at Artscape Theatre from29 – 30th October 2016 in Cape Town.
This once-off musical experience gives audiences a taste of Kagee’s suave, romantic style and brand of music which has made him so popular, as he presents some of the worlds most beautiful songs with a hint of India in it’s instrumentation, creating a unique fusion of East meets West.
Fans can expect to hear re-imagined renditions of evergreen songs such as “WonderfulTonight”, “Surrender”, “O Sole Mio”, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” as well as the title track of his debut album – “Cry For Love”.
With one of the country’s top musical directors, Raymond Verster, at the helm, the concert features the Hugo Lambrechts Orchestra conducted by Riaan van Wyk, with a live band and choir. They are joined by Donné de Kock on lead violin, Babu Parker on bansuri flute, Akash Srikewal on sitar and Vishen Kemraj on tabla adding a unique exoticness to the concert.“I love mixing things up and adding elements of surprise within a show and presenting classically inclined music with a popular sensibility in a way that all people can relate to,” he shares.
Kagee is fast putting his inimitable signature on a sound which music lovers all over the world continue to love and support and now, thanks to his remarkable ability, it is coming straight out of Africa. The show promises to provide a unique experience to the people of Cape Town and visitors alike
“I’m always excited to perform with an orchestra at these performances as this will heighten the listenership experience in the way that this lush music should be consumed,” admits Kagee.
Music lovers can catch Selim Kagee with Orchestra and Indian Ensemble at The Artscape Theatre on Saturday 29 October at 8.15pm and then on Sunday 30 October at 5pm.
Tickets are priced at R300 and R350 each and can be purchased through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online at www.computicket.com or at any Shoprite Checkers outlets nationwide for the Saturday 29th Oct performance.