Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Chris Chameleon at Cultivaria Festival

New Ingrid Jonker musical theatre production: “Klank van jou Oë”  - with special guest performers The Solms Delta Soetstemme.

Saturday 29 October: 19h00.
Venue: Paarl Monument Amphitheatre.
Tickets: R100 – R160.
Book at Computicket.

Chris Chameleon's first presentation of his new Ingrid Jonker musical theatre production of “Klank van Jou Oë”  received welcoming praise at Aardklop 2011.

The performances were very well attended and “Klank van jou Oë” was nominated  for two Aardklop Awards:  Beeld Aartvark-Award  for groundbreaking work and the Clover Soveel Beter-Award for best presentation.

Chris Chameleon`s two Ingrid Jonker  albums, ‘Ek Herhaal Jou' and 'As Jy Weer Skryf', has made Ingrid Jonker accessible to the general public and has renewed the attention on her exceptional work . In “Klank Van Jou Oë”  Chris Chameleon teams up with Adriaan Brand (Springbok Nude Girls) and Riaan van Rensburg (Noot vir Noot) to tell the story of Ingrid Jonker.  This production delight the ears with her magical words and the beautiful music inspires as never before.

Chris says that this production is completely different than anything he has done before, “There is almost no humor in the production. Between songs I talk about things she would have said, as if she is speaking the words herself.”

Feedback from fans that attended the show at Aardkop complimented “Klank van Jou Oë”  as one of the best productions thatChris Chameleon has ever done.

Good news for those living in the Western Cape area:  “Klank van Jou Oë” will be showcased on Saturday, 29 October at the Cultivaria Festival in Paarl. The Solms-Delta Soetstemme will be special guest performers at this particular show.

The Solms Delta Soetstemme is the heart warming pride and joy of Solms-Delta’s Music van de Caab project. At the Cultivaria Festival, they will be joining Chris Chameleon on stage for a rendition of his song versions for the Ingrid Jonker poems ‘Tokkelos’ and ‘Kabouterliefde’. The Soetstemme have been avid Chris Chameleon fans for quite some time, and are immensely excited at the prospect of performing with him. Word at grassroots has it that the Soetstemme have fallen completely in love with these songs while rehearsing them. This choir, although consisting primarily of women who work on Solms-Delta farm and surrounding area, have been turning heads during other musical collaborations too, including work with Coenie de Villiers and Die Heuwels Fantasties.”

Adriaan Brand, who is performing the current Ingrid Jonker theme run with Chris, also manages the Music van de Caab project. As such it was after a rehearsal on the farm, that Chris and the Soetstemme met each other and the beautiful idea of a collaboration was born.

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