Countdown to concert

2018-10-16 06:02
From left: Abdul Aziz Schroeder will play the role of his uncle Toyer Abrahams. PHOTO: AISHAH CASSIEM

From left: Abdul Aziz Schroeder will play the role of his uncle Toyer Abrahams. PHOTO: AISHAH CASSIEM

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A three-day tribute concert to Cape Town music legend Toyer Abrahams will kick off this Friday (“Tribute concert to Cape Town legend”, People’s Post, 1 May).

The live stage production, taking place at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone, will not only aid Abrahams in maintaining himself after undergoing a leg amputation, but is also set to educate young artists about the music industry.

Abrahams’s leg amputation might be preventing him from doing certain daily activities, but this has not stopped him from encouraging other artists to dream big.

“I hope to see many young artists in the crowd during the live show. I want to inspire them and show them that life as a singer is not easy,” says Abrahams.

“I want to encourage them to never give up until they have reached their dreams. There will be times when we as artists have money and when we don’t. There will even be times when we are rejected. It takes a lot of hard work, and my journey on stage will prove it.

“It is an amazing feeling to watch the team rehearse for this show. It is like a live display, taking me back into my younger days, as to where it all started for me. It is a very emotional period for me and I am excited to share it with the public.”

Abdul Aziz Schroeder, a role-player in the production, says tickets for the once-off show are selling fast.

“We are sold out of tickets for two of our shows already. We still have tickets available for the remaining day.

“We are glad to say that the ball is rolling for this much-awaited production and things are falling into place as we wished it to be,” says Schroeder.

“Our team has been rehearsing every week to give the audience a night to remember. We have very talented people on board for the show and have guest performances from several well-known artists, who include both young and old.

“This production is to remind us about the life of one of Cape Town’s greatest entertainers and to honour his role in the entertainment industry.

“There are lots of stories behind every scene in the production and the songs that will be presented are not just sing-along tunes, but songs that people can relate to.”

The public is urged to purchase tickets for the show which will take place from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October.

Snacks will be on sale to the audience during a break allowance.V For more information, call Abdul Aziz Schroeder on 073 308 6758.

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