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Date: Saturday 26 May
Venue: Jan van Riebeeck High School, Kloofstreet, Cape Town
Pre-drinks in the courtyard: 19h00
Doors to concert hall open 19h45
Show starts: 20h30
Bring your own picnic basket and drinks
Tickets: R150 (include a welcoming ClemenGold Gin on arrival)
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Women feel inspired! Men grin from ear to ear. It’s inspirational. It’s sexy. It’s fun!”  Do see that you don’t miss out!

More about Her Blues:

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.
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When and where?

Jan van Riebeeck
129 Kloof Street
Cape Town
South Africa

Sat 26 May 2018 at 8:30 PM (SAST)
Sat 26 May 2018 at 11:00 PM (SAST)

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