ECHO Events gets Upfront with Zakes Bantwini

Upfront with Zakes Bantwini is a not-to-be-missed one-night only musical extraordinaire taking place on June 16th at the Soweto Theatre. The Durban-based music mogul announced this week that his first theatre stage performance, in association with Hansa, will pay tribute to the great South African musical story of Sophiatown.
Well-loved for his exceptional talent as an entertainer, Zakes Bantwini will take to the stage, performing Jazz renditions and popular tracks from his current album, Love, Light and Music. The intimate concert experience will showcase his funky house interpretations of old styles with new sounds, acknowledging the past and experimenting with innovative arrangements.

ECHO Events developed the Upfront concept, in conjunction with Zakes Bantwini and his business manager Penny Turner, handling the project in its entirety - including design, ticket sales, sponsorship and media relations. ECHO will oversee the execution of the concept at the Soweto Theatre on Youth Day.

Donae Hurst, Director of ECHO, said, "It's been fantastic to be involved with Zakes and the development of the Upfront project. We are especially happy to be working alongside some of South Africa's most inspiring
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musical talents. Not only is Upfront a tribute to the heritage of Sophia Town, but it's a celebration of local talent." She added: "Upfront is the first performance of this nature to occur at the Soweto Theatre which is both ideal for the event requirements and highly representative of the broader context of the concept."

Upfront with Zakes Bantwini will in addition play host to a DVD recording, which will provide longevity to his current album, Love, Light and Music. Due to be released later in the year, both the show and DVD will feature guest appearances by respected musicians in the industry, including Black Coffee and the legendary, Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse.

Tickets are limited to the Soweto Theatre capacity and can be purchased online ( from R150 each. Tickets can also be purchased directly from the theatre from Wednesday, 13 June 2012.

Follow Zakes Bantwini on Twitter @ZakesBantwiniSA and on Facebook.

For enquiries, please contact Donae Hurst, 083 675 7663, .

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12 Jun 2012 11:58


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