December 2010 Newsletter
As I reflect back on 2010, I can honestly say it has been extremely busy but massively rewarding.
My management and I decided to try and perform more in and around Cape Town which we did. Not to the hugest audiences mind you but we are grateful to those who did come out and support the gigs. Thank you.
I have played some great corporate functions in Maputo, Cape Town and Johannesburg as well as some really great festivals. Thank you to all those involved for booking me. I really appreciate the support.
I have had some amazing trips to Angola, Brazil and Ethiopia and met some fascinating people along the way.
The performance of the year must be the show at CFM, Maputo, Mozambique on 23 July 2010 which just about stopped Maputo. My most grateful thanks must go to my band that played with me that memorable night (Bokani, Tlale, Helder, Angelo & Tony) for not stopping even when they were close to dropping! As well as to the guest artists who joined me upped the show. I thank them sincerely. To the sponsors, Vodacom and Laurentina Premium, who never doubted me for one moment that we would have such a roaring success on our hands, to STV and all the crew, and to all the thousands of people who attended. It was an exceptionally special occasion.
I have had huge fun this year with my school Escola de Nacional de Musica as well as with the children involved with the filming of the HIV/Aids video. You kids all keep me grounded, give me perspective and a sense of purpose and their wonderful teachers give me hope.
I have been invited to some unbelievable parties, the latest being in Pretoria where I rode on a camel! Thank you to all the gracious hosts and hostesses who have included me on their guest lists. To my support team in South Africa, The PR Team, Paris Zannos, Murray Anderson, and the others that keep the machinery turning - thank you for all your effort and energy on a daily basis.
To the guys in Maputo, Vodacom, Laurentina Premium, Ogilvy, STV, and Cinevideo in Maputo and Brazil...thank you all for your huge contributions to my activities this past year and for always being willing to listen to my crazy ideas.
To the musicians I have played with this year - you continue to inspire me and keep me constantly on my toes.
To my fans - thank you for your amazing support and dedication to my music. You keep me wanting to strive for bigger and better things year in and year out.
To my family and friends - thank you each and every one of you for your long suffering support and guidance.
To anyone else who reads this...thank you for being on my website - now go and listen to the music!
Best wishes to you all for a musically filled festive season with lots of love and laughter and may 2011 rock us all from January to December.