By Confidente Reporter
A very unique concert, titled Kalahari Encounters – Namibian Tales, is lined up for 16 and 17 June at the Warehouse Theatre.
Shishani & Namibian Tales will travel from Amsterdam to the Kalahari Desert in June, to join musical forces with four grandmothers from the Ju’/Hoansi San community.
This collaboration dives into the wealth of traditions of the San people and offers an exciting musical journey for the Amsterdam-based quartet.
Namibian Tales, an acoustic quartet, was founded by vocalist Shishani and percussionist Sjahin in Amsterdam, during 2015.
In 2016, the group received the Best World Music Production award for their debut album Itaala in the Netherlands.
Shishani & Namibian Tales have been praised for crafting a distinct sound, with their unusual instrumentation, blending Namibian-inspired elements, with diverse sonic influences.
The San are the longest-surviving indigenous population on Earth and have been called the “children of the world”.
Together with the Ju’/Hoansi singers from the Kalahari Desert, the Namibian Tales will explore new musical territory, with ancient songs, blending them with elements of contemporary urban Western music.
This rare musical meeting will hopefully become an inspiration to develop new ways to pass on this unique heritage of songs, rhythms and dances from the San, for generations to come.
Namibian Tales is partnering with the Museums Association of Namibia on this project, while support has also be received from the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity, the National Arts Council of Namibia, the Dutch Consulate and KLM, making it possible for them to host a workshop during their stay in Namibia.
The workshop, titled Self-Management and Networking for Artists, will take place on 3 June at College of the Arts in Windhoek, between 14h00 and 17h00.
It will be hosted by Sjahin, and is free of charge.
The live concert, featuring Shishani & Namibian Tales and the four San grandmothers, will be held on 16 and 17 June at the Warehouse Theatre at 20h00.
Advance tickets are available online at www.eventstoday.com.na or any Airtime City Kiosk for N$100.
Tickets at the door will cost N$150.
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