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Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Award-winning pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope joins forces with percussion extraordinaire Gareth Gale for one night only! Having performed together years ago under very different circumstances, the two Durbanites join forces once again for a percussive piano collaboration at Seabrooke's Theatre tomorrow night (July 31).

Hope is described as “a thrilling, enthralling, endearing and awe-inspiring performer”, and with a reputation as one of the hardest-touring self-managed solo artists on the national circuit, her intriguingly powerful heart songs have made their way across the country countless times to rave reviews. Having just returned from a debut tour to the UK, her fourth season at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and a speaker appearance at TEDx Cape Town, she returns home for this exciting collaboration.

With a near-tangible passion for the art and science of drumming, Gareth Gale is arguably one of South Africa’s most respected homegrown talents. An array of influences including Ahmir Questlove Thompson (The Roots), Steve Jordan (John Mayer), Horacio Hernandez and Barry van Zyl (Johnny Clegg) give Gareth’s style an eclectic twist. He draws inspiration from the African and Indian rhythms that radiate out of his home city, Durban, and is conscious of reflecting these whenever he plays. If you’re listening carefully, you’ll hear a range of international influences too, ranging from groove and old school R'nB, to soul, Motown, funk and hip-hop.

The performance takes place on July 31 at 19h30 at Seabrooke’s Theatre, Durban High School, 255 St Thomas Road, Musgrave. Tickets R70 booked via the box office on 082 894 7541. More information and live performance videos can be found on