25 January 2013

Namibia: Music Circle Live Concerts Return to Nice Restaurant

Windhoek — Bank Windhoek Music Circle live concerts return to the Nice Restaurant tomorrow night with Afterthought.

The series have been patronising the popular courtyard of NICE restaurant and bar in Windhoek West refined live music. Last year saw, amongst others, Polina Loubnina. Shishani, Sharon Van Rooi and Vocal Motion 6 surprise their fans with new material in an intimate setting.

In 2013 the Bank Windhoek Music Circle continues in the same vain, completing the circle with four classy acts lined up on week-ends in January and February 2013:

Afterthought is a relatively recent outfit from Swakopmund. The rock band excelled at the NAMROCK festival in September 2012, their strongest feature being the clever and highly musical interaction between the two guitars and the dry voice of the lead singer, Carsten Grüttemeyer, which oozes with alternative rock sound.

This is a rare and unique occasion to enjoy what must be considered the most promising new rock acts from coastal Namibia, right here in the capital of Namibia tomorrow.

ELEMOTHO is next, on Saturday February 2, introducing the program for his Africa tour as winner of the Radio France International Decouvertes contest 2012. After a successful launch of his latest CD, Ke Nako, in the revived Warehouse Theatre December 2012, he now has the opportunity to test the musical programme in an acoustic and unplugged format, featuring the same four piece band which will eventually depart from the Namibian shores - a great opportunity for fans to bid the group a decent farewell before they leave to conquer the rest of Africa.

Divine Divas Unite, on February 9, is the final show of the Bank Windhoek Music Circle. The concept behind this musical extravaganza draws from the National Theatre of Namibia Sista's Thang project 2012 and offers a sustainable platform to three of the finest and most promising female vocal discoveries 2012, namely Lilani 'Adora'Kisting, Esme Katjukuru and Johne Louw - born Titus.

The divine divas present a program spanning from soul, rock and R&B to African music, supported by a full band under the leadership of bass virtuoso Amakhoe Gaweseb.

Doors open at 19h30 and each event is preceded by an opening act at 20h15. Patrons who frequent three shows over the course of the festival will be invited to a show of their choice and treated to a NICE hamburger free of charge. Tickets cost N$55 and bookings may be made with Sarah at NICE (Tel: 061 300710).

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