Timothy Moloi Tribute to Luther Vandross

Timothy Moloi Tribute to Luther Vandross

Whenever I interview someone, I always try to bring something to the party – in other words, I like to help the artist who is tweaking the golden thread.  But when it’s somebody like the inimitable Timothy Moloi, I know there’s not much I can do except try to spread the word about what they’re doing to a wider audience than he already reaches. His art on its own needs nothing else.  And when it means I’m going to get to spend half an hour chatting to him in a…

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka – A Night With the Stars

Yvonne Chaka Chaka – A Night With the Stars

Sometimes, when I’m interviewing for my site, I can’t believe it’s actually me doing the things I’m doing.  I’m just an ordinary average person, not affluent and just ‘ordinary’. Yet, music and the arts have the power to make me feel alive! And I believe it’s this that is what appeals the most – to touch and BE touched by the souls who tweak the golden thread of humanity. More than that, there are some things that would just have been physically impossible just a few years ago. Before the…

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Elvis Blue is one of South Africa’s best

Elvis Blue is one of South Africa’s best

In South Africa, Elvis Blue needs no introduction. But for the benefit of everyone from other countries, Elvis Blue is a legendary South African singer. He’s the winner of Idols 2010, but he’s much more than that.   Elvis Blue shared his prize money with the other finalist Lloyd Cele, and in that moment he cemented himself a place in the hearts of South Africans – and did more to unite a country with a very divided past in one moment than some politicians have done in 20 years.  Subsequently…

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Timothy Moloi Stars in Aladdin – and talks to me!

Timothy Moloi Stars in Aladdin – and talks to me!

I first heard South African tenor Timothy Moloi performing in an open air production of Shakespeare at the Johannesburg Zoo. His voice carried across to me at the back of the audience in that blustery, open terrain, and I knew that here was a talent I wanted to follow. So my excitement was great when I heard that Timothy was about to star as Aladdin at Joburg Theatre. I knew I had to see the show, and I was very happy when Timothy agreed to do an interview for this blog!  Born and raised in…

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