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The official opening of Her Blues! 

Stellenbosch

You might remember attending or missing out on the sneak preview of Her Blues in November 2017? Now is your chance to see the fully developed blues music show with its full and glorious cast.

Iluminar Productions and ClemenGold Gin are hosting this show in the quaint Botha Hall on Merriman Avenue. We invite you to transport yourself back into time, put on your vintage clothing and imagine yourself in a 1920's Gin bar.  We will make sure the experience is authentic! The best dressed person will win a ClemenGold Gin hamper. 

Bring your own picnic basket, glasses and drinks. Upon arrival you will receive a complimentary ClemenGold Gin & tonic.

Doors open at 18h30
The show starts at 19h30
Lucky draw and prize announcements: 20h15
Part 2 of show: 20h45

Tickets cost R150 a ticket and are ONLY available online on Quicket.co.za
Purchase 6 tickets or more and stand a chance to win a ClemenGold Gin Hamper

Entrance to the hall is on Merriman Avenue (signed ACVV), opposite the Van der Stel Sports Grounds
Parking is available behind the hall (just off Merriman Avenue in Hofman Street)
A car guard will be appointed to ensure cars are safe during the show

Find out more about the show here:

The Blues has always been about a shared experience. In Her Blues Luna Paige shares her affinity for the ladies in this genre. They have consistently shown that music has the power to be an instrument of change. Luna Paige performs some of the most famous songs and shares anecdotes about the women in Blues who sang them.  Her Blues is about women in the music industry, their stories, their accomplishments, their struggles and how they paved the way for successful female stars who today grace some of the biggest stages in the world.
 
Luna takes the audience on a journey from as early as the 1920’s where the Blues found its roots in the cotton fields and the church. She ventures into the raunchy Gin bars where naughty blues was prevalent, and singers weren’t scared to push boundaries and break ties with traditional perceptions on womanhood.  Songs like “Don’t you feel my leg” by Blu Lu Baker and “If I can’t sell it!” by Ruth Brown comes to mind.
 
Famous Blues and Jazz-influenced tunes by singers such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Aretha Franklin can be enjoyed while time traveling through the twenties right up to the fifties when females became lead singers and managers for all-male big bands.
 
The cast will also transport blues lovers into the 60s’ where social and political activists such as Nina Simone made an impact on the blues and jazz scenes and wrote songs about social issues such as racial and sexual inequality. Blues-rock fans can also look forward to songs by modern singer-songwriters who were all influenced by the legendary blues women from the past. Songs by artists such as Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, Melody Gardot and Amy Winehouse can be expected. Luna herself introduces one of her own blues tunes in the show.
 
What will become evident during the show is the universal theme that trails through these female singers’ music and how these blues-inspired women used their music to make social commentary, to break rules, to promote feminism and to rebel against societal constructs that oppress minorities. Many of the early blues artists dropped out of the music scene for decades, to resurface and make come backs after the introduction of the rock and roll era. Some became nurses, housewives and activists while a few shared a less fortunate and tragic fate. Either way. These women had a lot to say and they made damn sure they said it. 
 
Luna Paige is known as one of SA’s strongest female vocalists. She is the lead vocalist in this show and it is her first time doing a full-blown blues show. She is excited to perform songs by female artists who have inspired her as a performer. Don’t miss this celebration of good music and blues by some of Western Cape’s top musicians. The musical director of this show is Simon Orange (keys & organ) and the director is Richard Nosworthy. Kevin Gibson (drums) and Sean Sanby (double bass) form the groovy rhythm section. Michael Bester plays the guitars while Zeke le Grange (sax), Marco Maritz (trumpet) and Siya Charles (trombone) form the fabulous horn section. Adelia Douw backs Luna Paige on vocals. Footage from the past will be shown on a projector screen throughout the duration of the show and will help transport any Blues lover to a time we all wished we could experience first-hand.
 
The Her Blues cast is quite fittingly sponsored by locally crafted ClemenGold Gin. Music and Blues lovers from the Western Cape can look forward to five performances throughout the Cape.
 
On the 19th of May the show opens in Stellenbosch. This will be a celebration of not only the debut of the show but also of ClemenGold Gin. After the official ClemenGold Gin/‘Her Blues’ launch the show will head out to Bonnievale, Cape Town and Durbanville. Residents of surrounding areas such as Swartland, Overberg and Klein Karoo are all welcome to drive out and attend these shows.
 
To find out more about Her Blues ticket sales in your area, follow Iluminar Productions, on Facebook or visit our website (www.iluminarproductions.co.za). Keep an eye out for us in your community newspaper, online pages or local radio station. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

When and where?


Botha Hall
Stellenbosch
South Africa
7600

Starts:
Sat 19 May 2018 at 6:30 PM (SAST)
Ends:
Sat 19 May 2018 at 10:30 PM (SAST)

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