DIVAS Unite concert launches in support of Woman's Day


Words: Prestige Communications

Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that praises the phenomenal women of our nation. Acknowledging their strength, solidarity, determination and forward movement, DIVAS UNITE will celebrate the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters of our rainbow nation in a charity concert to take place at the iconic Cape Town City Hall.

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On Sunday 09 August at 15h00, men, women, families, friends, children, couples and music lovers alike are invited to watch the Auditorium of the Cape Town City Hall come alive with the sound of music of inspirational female artists who have played an integral part in the development of the South African music industry.

These include performances from lead singer of Freshlyground, Zolani Mahola, top SA Soprano Master, Magdalene Minnaar, the well-known Kim Kallie and her mother Judy Page and SAMA Award-winning instrumental pop group Sterling EQ. Twenty Three year old opera singer Noluvuyiso Mpofu who is entering her second year postgraduate at the UCT South African College of Music as well as internationally recognised Zanne Stapelberg who once sang for Nelson Mandela will perform together for the first time with an all-female Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. An exciting addition to Divas Unite is a unique performance by Sans Souci Girls High School representing Sing the Change - an initiative that uses songwriting and performance to empower youth as a creative form of community service for positive change.

SA’s top TV Presenter Katlego Maboe joins us as MC as we, and fellow Capetownians and guests from around the country, celebrate a significant day in South African history.

“We are extremely excited that this dream of ours has come to fruition. When talking to musician Magdalene Minnaar in March this year, this was all but a vision. And now, we have got it off the ground through amazing partners such as Infiniti Luxury Cars who have put support behind this event.” Comments Event Organiser Barbara Lenhard

"It is with great excitement that Infiniti South Africa announces its sponsorship of the Divas Unite concert in support of Project Flamingo — a charity assisting women to gain access to early and decent treatment for breast cancer. We, at Infiniti, are thrilled to be associated with such an empowering event that not only shows support for women, but which is also inspired by Africa's arts and culture scene. We look forward to Women's Day on the 9th of August, and all that the Divas Unite Concert has in store, and of course its impact going forward." — Vinola Pillay, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Infiniti South Africa.

This event is brought to you by Opulent Living Experiences, and made possible by presenting partner Infiniti Luxury Cars and various associate partners.

General admission tickets will be sold at R290 through Computicket and includes complimentary Pongracz bubbly, tea and coffee as well as delicious cupcakes and other snacks during interval and after the concert. Tickets for children aged 8 – 12 will be sold for R210. Doors open at 13h30.

Visit http://www.opulentliving.co.za/ or contact / 021 433 1699 for more information.