last show at V&A tonight at 17h

hey guys,

 

tonight is our last show at the V&A Waterfront flagpole! Come join us as we sing for you a great mix of opera and legendary songs. We will start around 17h before it gets too cold!!!

 

 

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v&a waterfront #curesforcabinfever performances

Sabela Sisters will be performing at V&A Waterfront at the Flag pole as part of the #curesforcabinfever events, on the following days:

Saturday 18 July, 18h-19h

Sunday 19 July, 18h-19h

Saturday 25 July, 17h

Sunday 26 July,17h

See you there!

Flag pole and Wheel of Excellence at V&A Waterfront in Cape Town South Afdrica

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three’s a crowd

This year has just flew by. The three of us just returned from a 6 week tour in Madrid with Cape Town Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess.  Three? Yup! We have decided that it is time for Sabela Sisters to expand to three members. We have become good friends with Busi in December while touring with African Angels through Holland. She is a talent like none other. Our friendship grew as Buki&mine also did initially and as time went by, we realised that with Busi’s amazing voice, enthusiasm and instrument playing skills – she will be an awesome addition to the group!

So, meet Busisiwe Lala Ngejane. A star in the musical entertainment industry in our eyes. And the newest member of our very own Sabela Sisters!!

 

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2014 is nearing it’s end

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Where did the time go, is the question on everyone’s lips when Christmas is around the corner. We had such an amazing year in Cape Town Opera. Starting with a tour to Bordeaux in January, followed by a trip to … Continue reading

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Photograhed by Josi Borain #lookback

Through Cape Town Opera, both Buki and I had the priviledge to be photograhed by the incredible Josi Borain. Lately, she has been in the news a lot for her “Rangers for Rhinos” Calender that she shot. The pictures is of rangers in the nude “at work”. It is a great campaign and just reminds us of the excellent work that this lady does. Here is some pics she took of us last year…1229860_10153150509585104_1918166210_n

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Recordings at Niel Roux Studios

We have made some new recordings at the end of last year at Niel Roux Studios. He is a great friend of ours and we are so lucky to work with this man who is such a great musician with a professional ear. Our previous recordings are a bit out-dated that it was refreshing to get some new music going. Click on the menu bar “sound clips” to have listen to our new tracks. They are the ones on top:

 

Mira, O Norma

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You can also have a look at our hand-made videos on Youtube, we have shot some footage in Australia, Barcelona and Bordeaux, France. Might become a regular thing seeing that we are heading to China in November!!! Look out for the Great Wall…

 

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Find us now on Instagram & Facebook

We’ve got our own instagram and facebook account now. Finally! Please follow us at Sabela Sisters to find out what we are up to. We upload our latest video footage that we accumalate from our travels with Cape Town Opera around the world.

Link to our Instagram account: http://instagram.com/sabelasisters

Link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sabelasisters

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Spring has sprung!

Yebo, it is officially the month of September and we have this to show:

Sabela Sisters CD

 

 

This is the Cover of our CD we have been working on for months to be able to sell some kind of souvenir to our very touristy audience at the Waterfront! Listen to the Soundclouds on “Listen to our Sound” for some samples!

 

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May-day May-day!

It’s been too TOO TOOOOO long since our last blog-post. I laugh at how you always have these, “Ok, we will write a blogpost at least once a week”-new years resolutions and then, somehow, it ain’t that easy. How did May happen, how? Life flies by. Flies. Like in literally. Once the year is in full swing, there is no turning back and “once-a-week-blogposts” feels like way too much to ask.

We’ve got lots to share!! And to be grateful for, that’s for sure. We’ve been busy with concerts, like the famous Starlight Classics at the beautiful Vergelegen Estate, performing in the Voice of the Nation Ensemble with amazing humbly stars such as Lira and Elvis Blue. We also realized once again that we have the best colleagues in the world.

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There was also the Bravo! Kyknet concert for the Suidoosterfees & The Fleur de Cap Awards. Wow, all these GRAND concerts! We feel quite honored to perform at them. And I musn’t forget to mention the Templeton Awards Ceremony at St. George’s Cathedral for Desmond Tutu. What a honour!

All of the above were memorable performances, including our first opera for the year – Otello – somehow we didn’t manage to take some photos there. Because it wasn’t just Otello, it was Lucia de Lammermoor with our amazing and stunningly beautiful sister & friend Pretty Yende. She is literally conquering the opera world, and the world it seems. We love her! She inspires us all.

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Yet, even better news is that we won the Opera Chorus of the Year Awards at the first International Opera Awards on 21 April in London. Now, Wow. That’s something. But it ain’t stopping there…oh no, drummroll…

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Buki has been chosen for the 2:30 Opera that tours to Stockholm, Sweden, from 21 May – 4 June 2013.  It’s an opera about mining from 1920 until the Marikana incident. She is the only South African female in the piece. And as if that wasn’t enough, tomorrow we leave for Germany for another legend and unforgettable Porgy&Bess Tour. I must say, I think this one might be the shortest one to date!

We are also celebrating that Jacobi has been chosen for William Kentridge’s new production “The Refusal of Time” and will have to tour for that in between our work at Cape Town Opera and as Sabela Sisters.

Better yet is that we finally, after auditioning for them in January, have our BUSKER WATERFRONT pass in our hands! That means Sabela Sisters will be performing from now until the end of October in Waterfront, mainly at the Clocktower, for your entertainment! Please come and support us! More details to follow. In the meantime we have to get these tours out of the way, wangle a CD a bit and get the show on the roll!

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We are also excited to show off a new youtube video of ours. This is a clip of a performance we did at Invia, a church in Reddam High Greenpoint, on Goodfriday. It’s a Zulu prayer, and we must say, one of the new favourites we added to our repertoire. Have a listen:

 

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Gigs at Passage to India

Don’t miss our gigs at Passage to India – the lovely Prim Reddy’s restaurant in Blouberg!

We are there once a month and will keep you updated on gig times!

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