Africa Voices Gala Concert feat. Zebra & Giraffe
Monday 8 September 2014
The Fugard Theatre,
The Africa Voices Trust present our 2013 programme graduates Zebra & Giraffe at our annual gala concert.
In the 6 years since Zebra & Giraffe performed their first show to an expectant crowd at Oppikoppi Wild Card 2008, the band has headlined all of South Africa's major festivals, toured the length and breadth of the country and performed alongside The Killers, Snow Patrol, Oasis, Sum 41, The Prodigy and Panic at the Disco. In 2009 they were invited to play live at the MTV Africa Music Awards in Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2011 performed at MuseExpo “The United Nations of Music and Media,” in Los Angeles.
“Knuckles” is the fourth studio release from Zebra & Giraffe. It follows “Collected Memories” (2008) which produced seven Top 10 singles and won the SAMA for “Best Rock Album” and the MTV All Africa Award for “Best Alternative Band”; “The Knife EP (2010), launched interntaionally and mixed at Metropolis Studios in London (Editors, Florence and the Machine, Snow Patrol, U2); “The Inside” (2010), release as standard and deluxe editions, including a “Making of...” DVD; and “The Wisest Ones” (2012) which again won the SAMA for “Best Rock Album” and earned MK Music Awards nominations for “Best Video”, “Best Group” and “Best Rock Album.”
Frontman Greg Carlin had the following to say about their experience with us: "The Africa Voices Programme has turned our world upside down. Shy has taught us new ways of thinking about our music, from how we produce it to how we perform it. She has re-energised the band in ways we never thought possible. I've personally learnt more from Shy in the past few months than I've learnt in my entire time in the music industry. The programme has demystified so many aspects of what makes music successful, powerful and globally accessible. It's knowledge that's being offered nowhere else in South Africa!"
All proceeds from the Gala Concert will be donated to the Africa Voices Trust in order to continue their work in presenting performance, recording and career development workshops to deserving young African artists.