The Afrika my Verlange/Afrique mon désir production was staged at Woordfees in Stellenbosch in March and at KKNK, Oudtshoorn in April this year. Laurinda Hofmeyr and the ensemble will be touring the production in France in June 2018.
Laurinda Hofmeyr`s new album Afrique mon désir will be distributed on international platforms by the French Company InOuïe Distribution. It will be available worldwide from Paris to Stockholm to Tokyo. The launch date for online sales is May 25th.
LISTENING SESSION ON LAURINDA HOFMEYR`S WEBSITE:
An online listening session is being scheduled for 24 hours, from 9h00 on Thursday 25 May: two of the tracks on the album will be made available for this session. These two tracks are: ‘Sous La Terre” and “La Vache Noire.” Both are renditions of poems written by the well-known Joseph Rabearivelo from Madagascar. Laurinda Hofmeyr says: “We want to make sure that as many people as possible, also those outside my traditional support base, get the opportunity to hear the special collaboration between myself, the four singers/musicians from the Congo region and the late Régis Gizavo (accordion). People can also watch the amazing animation of “Sous La Terre” by Diek Grobler, as well as the video of a live performance. Link to the listening session here: http://laurindahofmeyr.co.za/listening-session/
South Africans can purchase physical copies via Hofmeyr`s website. The albums are packaged beautifully with a booklet that contains artworks by Diek Grobler and translations of all the tracks in French, English, and Afrikaans. Link to order here: www.laurindahofmeyr.co.za/winkel.
AFRIKA MY VERLANGE / AFRIQUE MON DESIR TO TOUR FRANCE IN JUNE 2018
The Afrika my Verlange/Afrique mon désir production was staged at Woordfees in Stellenbosch in March and at KKNK, Oudtshoorn in April this year. Laurinda Hofmeyr and the ensemble will be touring the production in France in June 2018. Friends and family in France can book tickets for the shows here:
Cape Town Music Academy
CTMA is a not for profit company (NPC) that seeks to create opportunities for local, established and emerging musicians and related artists in the Western Cape. The objective of the CTMA is to conduct a public benefit activity which creates programmes and projects for the promotion of the work of local musicians, and the development of career opportunities in the South African music industry. Vicky Davis, CTMA programme manager says: “There seems to be substantial support for classical music in South Africa, but there are not many opportunities for contemporary music. We feel that South Africa is home to incredible contemporary musicians who can hold their own on world-class stages. Our idea is to showcase our local contemporary music talent on the best possible stages and platforms on home ground, as well as looking into international exchange programmes through conversations with promoters abroad. And this is exactly what is currently taking shape with the Afrique Mon Désir project.
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Twitter: @LaurindaHofmeyr / Instagram: @afriquemondesir
CTMA Instagram: @capetownmusicacademy