Femi Koya will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre on Saturday, 28 April from 6pm, entertaining audiences with a blend of Afrobeat and contemporary groove music, infused with West African highlife and jazz. His life story – a migration across the continent from West to South – inspires his music and can be heard in his debut album Just in Newtown.
Kicking off the performances on Sunday, 29 April is ZionThree3, a trio of South African vocalists best-known for pop and R&B music, who will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre at 3.30pm. The trio - Tashwin Manuel, Bradley van der Zandt, and Dillon Powell - are childhood friends and all grew up in musical and spiritual homes, beginning their singing careers in the church. Combining this background with a love of pop and R&B music, their performance is sure to create an earworm or two.
South African star Jimmy Nevis follows ZionThree3 with a performance at 6pm. At just 23 years old and already signed to labels Rude World Records and David Gresham Records, Nevis describes himself as an alternative pop singer-songwriter and music producer who is “trying to get South Africa back into pop music”.
With signature musical qualities such as gospel undertones, quirky lyrics, soulful vocals, and catchy melodies, he has worked with some of South Africa’s top musical acts, including Mi Casa, Pascal & Pearce, and Kwesta. His debut album Subliminal and sophomore EP The Masses have been well-received commercially, and one of his latest singles All About It reached number one on the 5FM pop charts.