Outdoor Sunday concert

2010-02-12 00:00

THIS Sunday at the Botanical Gardens in Pietermaritzburg is a special Valentine’s Soulfood Concert, featuring a performance by Lucas Bok.

Bok’s involvement in the Soweto Gospel Choir has won two Grammy Awards in the Best Traditional World Music category. He was also involved in arranging the song Down to Earth, the title track for the Disney film Wall-E, which was nominated for an Oscar.

The local musician is renowned for his ability to compose, arrange, and produce and he is also a songwriter. Bok says he is inspired by his father, who was instrumental in starting his career when he was originally discovered by a teacher who heard him singing in his church.

The teacher roped him into singing at school assemblies at Eastwood Primary School where he was a pupil at the time.

Joining him on stage on Sunday is Idols contestant and performer Junaid Cassimjee.

Sunday’s weather forecast predicts cloudy conditions, but the organisers say Mavukani Trading & Enterprise have sponsored a marquee.

The afternoon and evening promises to be special treat for local ­music lovers in the 100-year-old plane tree avenue. Tickets are ­available at the Botanical Gardens and the Strelitzia Room Restaurant.

Inquiries: 033  344  2207 or 033  344 3585.

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