On Saturday evening I had the great pleasure of attending a concert presented by Diemersfontein and their Excellence Out Of Africa Trust, featuring the incredibly talented Njabulo Madlala, Lynelle Kenned and debuting two gorgeous young newcomers Thandeka Ndlovu and Aubrey Pato. They were accompanied by the charming and super talented Prof Kamal Khan, who comes with too many accolades to list. See www.kamalkhan.com, although a website can do no justice to his charisma.
Diemersfontein founded the Excellence Out Of Africa Trust in 2010 with the distinct purpose of raising funds to support emerging South African artists, and South Africa has so very much talent to be proud of. To date they have played significant roles in supporting Pretty Yende, Given Nkosi and July Zuma, and have begun 2011 with a show that brought tears, and encouragement. Should you wish to become involved, get onto their mailing list for the next concert, or offer support to the Trust, please contact Sue Sonnenberg at www.diemersfontein.co.za
On the night Njabulo Madlala’s rich baritone voice touched us all, whilst local Paarl beauty Lynelle Kenned delighting us with her charm and grace. I’m not sure whether I cried more when Njabulo sang Thula Mama, or when Lynelle did her remarkable rendition of Summertime …. Young Thandeka can be proud, and handsome Aubrey will be making waves both in his musical career and with the ladies ….
And all this 5 minutes from home. Does life get any better. Thank you Sue and Diemersfontein for bringing me such joy.