Madevu Entertainment Presents On the Road to Music, showcasing original compositions by Zolani Shangase. The Show shares a glimpse of what it takes to be a young aspiring artist in the ever changing South African entertainment industry. It takes the audience on a journey from past to present, shedding light on both the struggles and the success one is faced with when following their dreams. Aiming to inspire, Zolani hopes to engage the audience and introduce them to some exciting original music. With a stellar cast of performers and musicians, this will be a night to celebrate contributions by these young creatives, to the industry and the broader artistic industry.
Other headliners include Seneliso “SNE”Dladla who In a short few years, has won a Silver standard Bank Award for His Debut One Man Show, Directed by Rob Van Vuuren and Produced by Siv Ngesi, “The Joke’s On You”. He’s worked with the highly acclaimed Zanews team to create side splitting satire, which followed with him being a Host to a Comedy show on DSTV, “Comedy Central News”. Since then He’s performed a second one man Show, Produced by Nik Rabinowitz and Directed by Loukmaan Adams at the Baxter Theatre, “iChameleon”.
Some will recognize, Sne, from David Kramers Orpheus in Africa, District Kanala, King Kong as the lead Pop, or Janice Honeyman’s Snow White Pantomime in 2018.Sne also serves as head music producer and musical director of this fresh new production.
The musical journey leads us to the incomparable songwriter-singer, Dionne Song. Petite in stature and big in bubbling persona, this SAFTA and NALEDI AWARD NOMINEE returns to the Joburg Theatre stage. Born,bred and buttered in Pretoria she began her artistic journey In television presenting Youth Show HEY!SA In 2004. She is best known for her role as Beyoncé Mbuli on the M-Net sitcom The Coconuts. Ruled by her ferocious love of words, she has developed her craft as a songwriter taking on the music industry. She formed part of House trio Jenerik soulz who were invited on Metro FM’s Kasi Cruze tour. Now a member of Afrobalkan 14piece band Bombshelter beast who will be opening Standard Bank Jazz Fest this June. Dionne Sorry is currently in production of her first solo record due to be released this Spring. channeling her lyrical affinity to soul, her collaborative spirit and cheek to indie-pop her debut solo offering is set to soar .
Nolo Harmony is one of the determined artist who has repeatedly shown what it takes in becoming a creative sensation in South Africa. A passionate Sotho girl from Pretoria, Nolo has never lost sight of her goal to fully entrench the entertainment industry and become a world-known performer. She is also a sound engineer by profession and a business women in the arts and culture sector.
Nolo is known for her soulful house and afro pop sound along with her distinct clean belting voice. She has worked on a number of project with respected people in the industry, where she writes and featured on projects such as; Soul Candy’s DJ Terance Album Music Box 6, Deep Forest Sessions Album mixed by Jaguar Paw. Nolo then went on compose two songs for the film The Jakes are missing, leading to creation of the soundtrack for the film The Hangman.
Nolo has most recently recorded with Kalawa Jazmee, featuring in DJ Vetkoek vs Mahoota’s latest album called Local Everywhere.
Graduating with a BA in Dramatic Arts from Wits University, Yamikani started his career in several stellar amateur theatre performances, before being featured in The CoLab Networks Swingin’ Christmas at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre. Soon after, he was cast as first understudy for Mandela in The Cape Town Opera Mandela Trilogy, touring Germany, Italy, Ireland and the U.K. His highlights include portraying Donkey in the People’s Theatre production of Shrek Jr. Ensemble in JaniceHoneyman’s Pantomime, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. King Magnum in KickstArt’s Production of Puss in Boots and ensemble in VR Theatrical’s Rock of Ages which both took place at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre. Yamikani then had the opportunity to play Gary Coleman in VRT & Kosie Smit’s production of Avenue Q at Monte Casino. Yamikani has most recently won a Naledi for his performance as Harpo in The Color Purple at the Joburg Theatre. A role he will reprise again in 2020. His most recent role is portraying “Mr. M” in My Children! My Africa! at the Pretoria State Theatre.
On the Road to Music will run from the 21st till the 23rd June at the Jo’burg theatres The Space.com. Tickets are available for R150 via webtickets and the Jo’burg Theatre website, get yours today!