International acappella festival grabs major sponsor
Chief Executive of Sanlam Investment Management, Tega Shiimi ya Shiimi announced his company’s commitment for the development of Namibian Arts, Crafts and Culture. “As a company we prefer to engage ourselves with Arts developments at grassroots level and to support those that really strive to place Namibia on an international level. Sanlam Investment Management Namibia recognizes that it is our obligation to nurture the expertise and capabilities of true potential and talent and to provide them with the opportunity to flourish. I am convinced that our locally brewed acappella artist are just as good as the international acts that will join us at the end of the month” he said.
Acapella groups perform without any instruments other than their voices. The original Latin translates roughly as “without accompaniment”.
Ya Shiimi commended the acappella artists for their dedication and commitment, keeping in mind the challenges that come along in the specific industry. “It requires a tremendous amount of resources for young talented artists to get recognized and to further get support from other corporates to make their dreams become a reality. In this day and age, life has become expensive and doing something that you have a passion for as a profession does become challenging. That is why, we at Sanlam Investment Management have come on board to showcase the beauty of this rare talent of acappella and to show that arts can be taken seriously if there is ambition, vision and perseverance,” ya Shiimi noted.
From 29 to 31 August at Safari Hotel and the Warehouse Theatre VMsix and Sanlam Investment Management Namibia will present the first-ever International Acappella Festival which will include world class headline acts Rajaton from Finland, Postyr Project form Denmark, No Limit from South Africa as well as the festival hosts, Vocal Motion Six (VMSix).
Workshops to teach the skill of acappella singing will be conducted on 29 and 30 August at the National Theatre. The first show takes place at the Warehouse Theatre on 30 August at 19 00 for 20 00 with Postyr Project as the headlining act. The second show is on 31 August at the Safari Conference Centre same time. Tickets are available at Computicket for both shows at N$100 in advance and N$120 at the door for the first show and N170 in advance and N$180 at the door for the second show. VIP tickets go for N$300.