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Sunday, August 6, 2017


(Shomon Daniel)

Maritzburg Musicians Club (MMC) is celebrating women at La Casa on Tuesday (August 8) with two beautiful and empowering artists gracing the stage. Both these ladies are inspirational role models for musicians and women as they use their voice in music to make a stand for independence, love, peace and power. Shomon Daniel is no stranger to the KZN music scene and this will be her second time at MMC.

Lotshiwe Tshabalala, an empowering feature to the rasta community of Edendale and mother to the third generation of the legendary Roots family will be performing at MMC for the first time.

"Shomon's non-commercial, yet deeply moving lyrics and melodies have been described by the media and fellow musicians as meaningful, nourishing, igniting all the senses, unique, unpredictable, beautiful, necessary and magical.

“Shomon becomes one with her music, as she transports her audience into another dimension. Her voice is so powerful that it transforms her from a gentle healing angel into a powerful and raunchy “rock chick” in the space of a few bars. Shomon’s lyrics reflect and reveal the reality of her personal journey through life, with all observations, feelings and emotions laid bare, allowing the audience to recognize and embrace things within themselves. It is not so much a performance, but rather an awesome experience, for both the artist and audience".- Steffie Betts, Word Of Mouth Press.

"As a singer-songwriter who defies even the loose boundaries of that description, Shomon Daniel is in possession of a unique and powerful voice, and a drive to express her thoughts to the world. Her songs are dense and spectral in their beauty, underpinned by the soaring scope of her voice. In a microcosm of commercially-oriented clones, Shomon's eclectic individualism stands out like a beacon that is to be experienced to be believed.”- Dave Chislett, Grahamstown National Arts Festival Review.

Lotshiwe Tshabalala is an independent soul and jazz artist based in Pietermaritzburg. Her love for music is indescribable, since she believes that music and art are our sole means of communication. Her music journey started very early at about six years old when she was inspired by her mother’s singing. After her brother introduced her to jazz and neo-soul, she has been influenced by artists from Thandiswa Mazwai, Sade, Emily Remler, Somi to Jill Scott and Themba Mokoena. She enjoys jamming African music, Reggae and the blues.

She has performed at Zuzuka Festival, Bean Scene Café, Music in the Hills, Tina's Hotel, Live Fridays and more. She has appeared in the new South African movie called The Lucky Specials, alongside Thomas Gumede and Oros Mampofu, directed by Rea Rangaka. Her aim is to spread love, peace and healing through the power of music and spoken word.

Be ready to be inspired by these fantastic women on August 8, doors open at 19h00 for R50. There will be pizza menus for dinner. The home of the Maritzburg Musicians Club, La Casa (formerly The Red Door) is situated in Quarry Road, off Victoria Road, in Pietermaritzburg. Car guards on duty. More information from Roger O’Neill on 083 230 6562