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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Critically-acclaimed pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope returns to Durban after her award-winning run at the National Arts Festival in July. She will perform at Phansi Museum this evening (September 15)

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.

“[Her] understated quirky style complements her energetic playing and rich, powerful voice. Hope’s songs are intensely personal, with brave and honest lyrics. Instantly likeable, Hope captivates the audience with her accessible melodies and beguiling stage presence." Rowan Roux, Cue National Arts Festival Review, July 2011

Shannon Hope will perform at Phansi Museum oat 19h30 on September 15. Admission R50. Refreshments will be available and a car guard will be on duty. There is limited seating so bookings are essential on 083 450 3270.

Phansi Museum is situated at 500 Esther Roberts Road. Glenwood. Phone 031 206 2889, fax 086 5 46 2482 or cell 083 450 3270 or email: or visit