is presenting a new and exclusive music series from today, 30 July to Thursday 24 September. If you are a music lover you’ll be able to enjoy this series in the comfort and safety of your own home!
Music lovers can experience performances by some of South Africa’s very best in the industry like they have not seen since the national lockdown!
A show like this can and more of its type can bring productions of the highest quality to our audiences during the lockdown. With each and every performance you can experience a very unique show filmed by the expert producers of, amongst others, the Republiek van Zoid Afrika television show.”
“Music lovers, young and old, are in for a treat with the exclusive performances we have lined up. A variety of music genres, from rock to country, is included and promised quality entertainment for the entire family”,
– Hugo Theart
(Artistic Director of the KKNK)
The Mothership Sessions shows are recorded in the studio of Karen Zoid. We all know that it will never feel the same as of a live concert! – But we have to support our artists during this lockdown period in any way possible, in this case, in the comfort of your own home!
Today, 30 July, Elandré will launch the first Mothership Sessions series with his performance! Born and raised in Despatch, this artist from the Eastern Cape stolen the hearts of so many South Africans with his distinctively deep voice and his debut album ‘Kleindorp-dromer’. You can experience your screen to be set on fire with his five-piece orchestra.
Thursday, 6 August, in this series, you can look forward to a performance from Emo Adams. In this, you can expect an exceptional experience with a four-piece band, including piano, saxophone, and guitar, Adams’ father, Omar, will also join him for a song or two.
Monday, 10 August, a very special performance is presented by Karen Zoid on her birthday. Karen will be accompanied by her band, as well as Theo Crous, lead guitarist of the legendary Springbok Nude Girls.
Thursday, 20 August, Watershed one of SA’s top Indie rock bands will be live! Their performance promises great live music, including some of their iconic songs.
Thursday, 27 August, The Afrikaans songwriter Jan Blohm will be performing the show of a lifetime: captivating, raw, and honest, just like his music.
Thursday, 3 September, Elvis Blue can be seen in a soulful show that includes some of his most popular songs such as ‘Die Hemel’, ‘Jou Huis’, Toe ons Jonk Was’ and ‘Lighthouse’.
Thursday, 10 September, Anna Davel takes us on a journey with acoustic piano, sax and vocal arrangements with melodies that have captivated us for decades. The show will include some of her own songs, as well as songs by some of the greatest legends of our time.
Thursday, 17 September, the emerging star, Roan Ash combines folk music, blues, country, and rock with his soothing melodies and lyrics. His platinum album, ‘Whiskey to My Soul’ was nominated for a SAMA in the category Best Adult Contemporary Album.
Thursday, 24 September, Eet Kreef! brings the first series of Mothership Sessions to a crescendoing close. This iconic album by Johannes Kerkorrel and the Gereformeerde Blues Band is celebrated 30 years after it was originally released. With a KING lead singer Laudo Liebenberg, a hot band and new arrangements of iconic songs such as ‘Energy’, Hillbrow, ‘Hoe ek voel’, and all the hits that made the original record a cult hit, this show promises many a goosebump moment.
Shows are broadcast online every Thursday evening and will be available for viewing till that Sunday, with Karen Zoid’s show broadcast on Monday, 10 August. Music lovers from across the globe can tune in to enjoy the Mothership Sessions series in high definition.
Tickets are sold at a mere R150 – for the entire family to enjoy together – and are available on www.webtickets.co.za, where the shows can also be watched on a very user-friendly platform.
Donations toward the Tribuo Fund can be made with the purchase of any Mothership Sessions tickets. This fund was created to support those involved in the performing arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. More information is available on www.kknk.co.za.
– 7 Quick Questions With Karen Zoid
1. Which local artist have you liked working with the most?
Definitely, Johnny Clegg. He was a genius, brilliant songwriter and wasn’t defined by his circumstances.
2. Advice to young upcoming artists during the lockdown?
Make sure you have the songs! – You need to be able to play an instrument and need to have great content. All this before you start to promote and build your social media.
3. Speaking of lockdown, how’s it treating you personally?
We immediately stopped with our tour in the country, but luckily I can continue with my work in my own studio, writing and recording songs as well as my tv show. I started selling art and have a few new things in the pipeline.
4. What’s the 1st thing Karen do in the morning?
Make myself a coffee, I’m a coffee snob!
5. Favourite place to go on holiday?
Kruger National Park, because I’m staying at the ocean.
6. Favourite Netflix Series?
7. What does Karen do to chill?
Playing PUBG with my band.
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