After a 'gruelling' week, I thought I'd take some time out to relax. What better way to do that than to throw my support behind a worthy cause. Getting a complimemtary ticket from my good friend Patricia through her fiancè didn't hurt at all. Venue, where else? Coca Cola Dome of course!!
It was great for me because Baaba Maal and Angèlique Kidjo, from Senegal and Benin Republic gave electrifying performances. Viva West Africa!! I am very partial to Miss Kidjo, she has one of the most powerful voices I have ever heard. I danced like I have not done in a long while.
Joss Stone (either British or Australian), a relatively bright new star on the scene, was no slouch either, belting out soulful tunes in a surprisingly Aretha franklin and Gloria Gaynor sounding voice.
Last but certainly not the least, the highlight of the evening was a brilliant performance by UB40. Wow!! There were other cool groups and individuals that performed (Zola 7!!), but these ones did it for me.
We made a 'mad dash' to the car park with the rythms of 'red red wine' echoing in the background. We didn't want to get stuck in a massive traffic jam.
Susan Arthur was there as well.............
I forgot to mention that I attended a wonderful comtemporary (ballet) dance performance with Valentin and Susan A. at the University of Johannesburg theater on Friday. It was truly inspiring. The dancers came from around Europe and North America.