More Than Three Faces Concert Triune Announces Special Guests

With an illustrious career marked with accolades and appearance on South African and international stages, Sibongile Khumalo is one of South Africa’s most legendary songstresses. Approaching her 60th birthday on Heritage Day, 24th September, Magnolia Vision Records have lined up a three-day concert programme to honour the diva’s musical legacy.

The More Than Three Faces Concert Triune, envisioned by Concert Producer,  Ayanda Khumalo, brings together a mega-talented creative team comprising of Warona Seane as Creative Director, Marcus Desando directing “Haya Khongisa, Haya”; with longtime collaborator Mdu Mtshali and Tshepo Mngoma at the helm of the musical direction for the grand musical portrait.

“The More Than 3 Faces Concert Triune is an allegory and metaphor of the Circle of Life, Creation and our Inter-connectedness brought to life”, says Ayanda Khumalo.

Each of the three concerts will tell a different chapter of Sibongile Khumalo’s story, tracking the baton through her lineage and legacy and each night the chronicle continues. In keeping with the singular narrative of “the passing on of the proverbial baton” which is at the core of the More than Three Faces Concert Triune; “From Ancient Evenings to this Evening” is a celebration of the musical legacy of Sibongile Khumalo through the voices of three young vocalists who respect and admire Khumalo’s artistry.

“I am thrilled to announce the addition of renowned performers Mimi Mtshali, Nomfundo Xaluva and Lindiwe Maxolo to the programme”, added Ayanda.

Each of the three artists have made an indelible mark on Sibongile Khumalo’s musical journey, so who better to pay homage to the timeless body of work of the doyenne of song than these three scholars of the art form?

Tickets are available through www.webtickets.co.za or at the Market Theatre Box office in Newtown Johannesburg. Single day tickets are available for R300 while a 3-day pass is only R760.

 

Sibongile Khumalo – More Than 3 Faces Concert Schedule

Friday, 22 September 2017: Haya Khongisa, Haya
In the first chapter of three, we journey back to where it all began. Under the stewardship of acclaimed conductor Michael Dingaan, Sibongile Khumalo will be accompanied by a youthful chamber orchestra and vocal ensemble.

Saturday 23 September 2017: Dreaming in Colour
The second chapter of this musical chronicle is a quintessential Sibongile Khumalo performance. This grand musical experience will be set against a minimalistic backdrop and will see two (2) flanking grand pianos surrounded by a Jazz trio and voices.

Sunday 24 September 2017: From Ancient Evenings to This Evening
The last chapter of this Musical Chronicle is a celebration of the musical legacy of Sibongile Khumalo.

 

ABOUT DANILO PÉREZ
Born in Panama in 1965, Pérez started his musical studies when he was three years old with his father, a bandleader and singer. By age 10, he was studying the European classical piano repertoire at the National Conservatory in Panama. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in electronics in Panama, he studied jazz composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Grammy Award–winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez’s Pan-American jazz—incorporating the music of the Americas, folkloric music, and world music—has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters, Pérez has made a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, by his love for jazz.

As a bandleader, Pérez has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. He has also worked as a music educator in the U.S. and around the world for more than 20 years. He serves as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, a cultural ambassador for Panama, and as artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival. In previous years, he has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and he has received numerous awards for his social work in Latin America.

ABOUT MIMI, NOMFUNDO AND LINDIWE
Jazz vocalist, composer and lyricist Mimi Mtshali is blessed with an undeniable talent that sets her as the embodiment of a “prodigy” in the Jazz Scene. Mimi originates from Boksburg, Ekurhuleni. She has found her natural niche and armed with a Jazz Performance Degree from UCT her astonishing vocal abilities paved a way for this young overly talented songstress who can often be seen on big stages singing an incredible selection original music and classics from the repertoire of the most terrific singers of the 20th Century. Her prodigious talent sets an incontestable standard to South African Music.

Nomfundo Xaluva is no ordinary musician. Her sultry voice and exquisite talent as a pianist is backed up by a master’s degree in Jazz Studies (Voice and Dissertation) and her humble, joyful attitude to both life and her art. This talent and effortless demeanour as an artist is powerfully conveyed every time she steps up to create or perform music. Her love for music has always been ingrained in her – even as a small child she showed an extreme aptitude for the piano and was always part of her school choir. In 2003 she enrolled for a BMus Jazz degree at the University of Cape Town. A few years later, she emerged from her deeply focussed studies with a master’s degree in jazz and a finely tuned vocal instrument.

As Vocalist, Composer, Educator & Band Leader, Lindiwe Maxolo is a powerful vocalist in the South African Jazz music industry. Armed with a Cum Laude in Jazz Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town, she has a well demonstrated performance diversity having been involved with many different styles of music, her main focus however remains Jazz music.  Her enchanting magical voice has seen Lindiwe establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.