An exhilarating brew of multicultural delights awaits music lovers when ‘Two Voices', the new album by South African flautist Wouter Kellerman, is launched in Australia.
‘Two Voices' won the 2011 South African Music Award (the SA equivalent of the Grammy and Aria) for ‘Best Instrumental Album'.
The SAMA-winning flute wizard, who performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony to a global television audience of 700-million people, has spent the past few years cooking up several potent compositions with an array of top South African and African artists – and ‘Two Voices' is the result.
Listeners are in for a treat as Kellerman demonstrates why he is regarded as one of the most musically adventurous world-music proponents, who keeps his sound fresh and progressive by incorporating a fusion of influences and styles into his songs.
At the album launch, Kellerman will deliver one of his trademark live performances, joining forces with Senegalese singer and percussionist Lamine Sonko, guitarist Ben Hauptmann and South African bassist and vocalist Phresh Makhene. Audiences will see just why the recording of his live performance on ‘Kellerman Colour Live' won the 2010 South African Music Award for Best Jazz/Instrumental/Popular Classical DVD.
The new album reinforces Kellerman's status as one of South Africa's foremost musicians, who is in hot demand to perform locally as well as internationally. A true crossover artist, he thrives on experimenting with the shades, textures and colours that his magic flute is capable of painting, and creatively blending this with other instrumentation and sounds.
His debut album, ‘Colour', enjoyed rave reviews, topped the charts and was nominated for a 2008 SAMA for Best Instrumental Album. He has spent the past two years penning the follow-up release, while performing in South Africa and around the world in places such as Berlin, Shanghai and New York, as well as at the MIDEM conference and festival in France and at the South by Southwest event in Austin, Texas.
Kellerman and his world-class ensemble of musicians will explode in a dynamic fusion of global sounds – be sure not to miss one of the most exhilarating live music experiences of the year!
Time: Thursday, August 11 2011 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Brisbane Jazz Club, Annie Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Australia
Tickets: $25 for non-members/ $20 for members
Time: Friday, August 12 2011 · 7:30pm - 09.30pm
Location: Nexus Cabaret, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr North Tce & Morphett St, Adelaide, Australia
Tickets: $25 full / $15 concession
Time: Saturday, August 2011 13 · 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury, Melbourne, Australia
Tickets: General Admission AUD$18.40, Reserved Seating AUD$23.50, Dinner + Show AUD$60.70