Simphiwe Dana to present a symphony for African unity

Local musician Simphiwe Dana gears up for her beautiful symphony of sounds to unite Africans with her Symphony Experience at State Theatre in Tshwane in December. 

Poised to be a deep and sobering musical feast, the ‘Ndiredi’ singer will feature two internationally acclaimed artists Somi from Rwanda and Daymé Arocena from Cuba. 

Together, these female musical firebrands will set fire in the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.


“The true spirit and rhythm of Africa will come alive through the music we’ll present for this experience. These have been some of the darkest times for this country and for the continent at large. 

“We all need to find the light again and I hope this Symphony Experience will illuminate many hearts and breathe a new life to all of us, to re-energize our continent with the love of music; the one language we all speak and understand,” says Dana.

The first installation was in 2016 which was a way for the singer to break down the mental and social borders between African states. 

The 2019 Symphony Experience will be supported by a 60-piece all-black orchestra, a 30-piece choir, a 12-piece dance troupe and an all-female band.

This experience will see Africans from all parts of the continent and the Diaspora coming together in solidarity of vision for the African cause, as Dana dreamt it 12 years ago.

Tickets to this musical feast are  from R500 to R1500 via Webtickets.

Staff Reporter

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