We are happy to announce that we, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE, are a proud sponsor of The Songbird Tour with Laura Burhenn, from The Mynabirds, Bright Eyes, The Postal Service, taking place 3-17 July 2014, in association with One Fine Day Music Company.
As part of the tour initiative, Laura will be collaborating with equally established homegrown songbirds (Inge Beckmann for the Cape Town performance, Shotgun Tori and Lucy Kruger for the Grahamstown performances, Faye Oakes in Durban and Eve Rakow in Johannesburg), as well as focusing on women from disadvantaged communities via a series of workshops in the areas she visits. This is part of a mentorship program in association with Lana Crowster, a graduate from the Africa Voices Trust.
The Songbird Tour will place an emphasis on celebrating the creative woman. It is aimed at being an exchange that serves as an interaction between established international artists, up and coming South African performers and local talent within disadvantaged communities.
The Mentorship Program
Lana Crowster and Laura Burhenn have selected two singers: Nomvuyo Manjati (Gugulethu) and Ayesha Madatt (Athlone) to join them on tour. These two talented, yet inexperienced, stage performers are currently being trained by Lana Crowster to perform alongside Laura on tour. Once Laura Burhenn arrives in Cape Town she will focus on intensive workshop sessions for 3 days prior to the beginning of the tour.
Here link to take a peek at current rehearsals with Lana, Nomvuyo and Ayesha.
THE SONGBIRD TOUR DATES:
3 July - Cape Town
8 July - Knysna – Peace of Eden Recording Studios.
11 July - National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
12 July - National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
15 July - Durban (Glenwood)
17July - Johannesburg
Venue: POPART Theatre and Performing Arts Centre, 286 Fox Street, Main Street Life, Maboneng Precinct
Tickets: R230.00 http://www.citysoiree.co.za/events/laura-burhenn-jhb/ - Tickets also for sale at POPART.
Collaborating Act: Eve Rakow (The Frown, Stolen Pony)
Landing Page For Tickets: - http://www.citysoiree.co.za/laura-burhenn-live-in-sa/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OneFineDayIsHere?fref=ts
Laura Burhenn links:
Instagram is: @laurabird
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