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Friday, August 12, 2011


Durban’s critically-acclaimed pianist and vocal artist returns to KZN for a performance at Emoyeni Lodge on August 14, following her award-winning run at the National Arts Festival in July.

The Kawai-endorsed artist, who is currently showcasing tracks from her much-anticipated forthcoming album due for release later this year, was awarded the 2011 Standard Bank Ovation Award for her performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. “Artistic innovation, excellence, the exploration of new performance styles and the courage to open new conversations through the arts underpin the motivation of the Standard Bank Ovation Awards”, and Hope shares this recognition with the likes of Chris Chameleon and Rob van Vuuren, amongst others who were recognised for their work on the National Arts Festival fringe this month.

Tugging on South African heart strings since her debut solo release in 2009 with her intriguingly powerful heart songs, she has earned a reputation as one of the hardest-touring, self-managed solo artists on the national circuit, delivering an intensely honest personal commentary in a vocal epic that has mesmerised audiences countrywide.

Shannon Hope will perform from 12h30 to 14h30 at Emoyeni Lodge on August 14, doors opening at 12h00. R30 cover charge with an optional a la carte menu. There will be a cash bar.

Relax in country atmosphere, good food, great music and cash bar. Booking essential on 031 785 1740 or email (music enquiries on 072 822 7988). Emoyeni Lodge is on District Road 113, Camperdown, within easy reach of the N3 and 40 minutes from Durban. Directions and map at