Rene Tshiakanyi is a familiar presence at elegant dining establishments in and around greater Durban. Singing in French, English, Afrikaans and Portuguese, he describes his music and compositions as a mixture of classic pop; RnB; reggae and Zouk (a mixture of French and Caribbean music). His sound is undeniably distinctive.
“I like to work in different languages – I feel it adds value to the cultural diversity of our country and allows me to connect with audiences in their own mother tongue,” he explains.
Many of his songs are thoughtful and reflective – about love, emotion and passion in all its guises. His love songs are sheer poetry, and his observations of life are honest, raw and intuitive. Increasingly though, his new music talks about pertinent global issues: the crisis in the Africa, the plight of refugees; the quest for peace and freedom and the need to be the voice for the voiceless sufferers of violence.
Rene Tshiakanyi appears on February 14 from 18h00 to 20h00 in the food court at the Watercrest Mall in Kloof. Entrance is free. For more details contact Elizabeth on 072 042 6212.