Preview: Zimbini Makwetu in concert: retrospective of Zimbini Makwetu with guest artists, one show only, July 2, 2022, Artscape

What: Zimbini Engomeni- Afro-pop concert- music, electrifying dances piece, digital sounds and vivid stage lighting

When, where, time: July 2, 2022, Artscape Opera House at 3pm
Featuring: Zimbini Makwetu with guest Buhlebendalo, singer of the Afro-soul group The Soil
Also on the programme: Nomakrestu, Black Pearls, Baba Yaya, the South African Youth Choir and Dj Tarenzo and dancers from Jazzart Dance Theatre and Sbo Ndaba  Dance
Duration of concert: 90 minutes
Director: Elvis Sibeko

Info: Luvuyo Kakaza on 060 960 8935

CD: Zimbini Makwetu’s double CD, Ndiyahlela (Ray-Ray) was released in 2021 and the hard copy CD, will be for sale on July 2, 2022, at Artscape, at R120. The theme song of the show, Hata will drop on digital platforms in late June 2022.  

Exciting news is that on Saturday 2 July, 3pm, in the Artscape Opera House, Elvis Sibeko Studios in association with Artscape Theatre, is presenting a multi-dimensional Afro-pop concert: Zimbini Engomeni. This one-off spectacle concert – with razzle dazzle music, vibrant dances pieces, digital soundscape and evocative stage lighting, features award-winning Zimbini Makwetu, with singer, Buhlebendalo, of the Afro-soul group, The Soil. There will be other artists and dancers on stage. Producer Elvis Sibeko, who is also directing, describes the concert as a “a retrospective of Zimbini’s work”. Info as supplied:

The concert

Zimbini Engomeni features sensational award-winning Zimbini Makwetu with special guest Buhlebendalo singer of the Afro-soul group, The Soil. Engomeni may be loosely translated as “in song”, so the concert is Zimbini Makwetu in song, accompanied by artists who have been part of her musical journey. T concert is a 90 minutes and also showcases singers such as Nomakrestu, Black Pearls, Baba Yaya. The South African Youth Choir will be performing. In between acts, Dj Tarenzo will spin discs. Also on the bill are dancers from Jazzart Dance Theatre and Sbo Ndaba Dance. “This concert is a retrospective of Zimbini’s work,” says producer Elvis Sibeko. “Featured in this show are singers who have worked with Zimbini. over the years. They will be singing songs that are in her latest double CD, Ndiyehlela, which was released in 2021. The show has two 45 minutes acts with a 20 minutes interval. It uses music, electrifying dances piece, digital sounds and brilliant stage lighting transporting audiences to a wonderful world of musical theatre.“ Zimbini and Buhlebendalo will sing Hata – the theme song of the show. Hata may be loosely translated as ‘be careful’. It will be the first time that they will sing this song on stage, in front of an audience. The song will be released later this month [June 2022] on digital platforms [Elvis Sibeko Record Label.”

Zimbini Engomeni

Zimbini is a trained actress and a musician. She has been a vocalist in the collective Lingua Franca and is a member of Future Line Arts Academy. She started her training as an actress at Magnet Theatre. She has performed in numerous productions including the award winning The Playroom, directed by Thandolwethu Mzembe, at the 2013 Zwakala Festival and They Died Singing and Umendo directed by Thando Doni. Zimbini was the musical director of Mandla Mbothwe’s acclaimed play, Nguvu ya Mbegu. Tickets available at Computicket:

Covid safety

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