Latheem Gabriel is a natural born talent who’s star is on the rise. He was singing by age eight and composing songs by sixteen. He was trained to play the guitar and violin. His soulful voice and tone is reminiscent of Alanis Morissette meets Tracey Chapman.
Latheem’s musical inspirations include his world view, his family, social injustice, love and relationship dynamics. “My musical point of view stems from my personal life and love experiences, human rights activism and our shifting social and political landscape.”
Latheem Gabriel's talents have taken him far and wide, including performing for the Mayor of Stockholm and he’s shared the stage with headliners like, Nakhane Toure` from the Black Coffee hit “We dance again”, Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground, Matthew Gold, Craig Lucas and Jimmy Nevis. His single “Human Being” was selected as the official Pretoria Pride anthem for 2017, reaching the number one spot.
Following a hit international tour, Steven Fales’ off-Broadway sensation CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY comes to the National Arts Festival followed by a run at Alexander Bar in Cape Town.
Presented by NF2 Productions, the show will be performed on the Main Programme at the National Arts Festival from 2 to 4 July and at Alexander Bar from 10 to 20 July.
Told with humour, song and unflinching honesty, CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY is the inspiring true story of storyteller Steven Fales’ journey from being a devoted, sixth-generation Mormon and father of two to coming out as gay and being excommunicated from his church. Riding an emotional roller coaster of extremes – from perfect Mormon boy in Utah to perfect rent boy in Manhattan – Fales discovers what it means to finally come home, if only in your heart.
Written and performed by Steven Fales, CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY is directed by Jack Hofsiss. Press acclaim has included comments such as ‘Compelling confessional theatre’ (New York Times), ‘As moving as it is funny’ (New York Daily News), ‘A triumph’ (Newsday), ‘Epic’ (Washington Post), ‘Fierce’ (Boston Globe) and ‘Hilarious’ (Chicago Sun-Times).
The production, which was first performed in 2001, has since been seen across the USA, Australia, Scandinavia, Europe and now South Africa. Steven Fales was nominated for the Overall Excellence Award for Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival and the Oscar Wilde Award for Outstanding New Writing for the Theatre at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.
With our weak rand, travel, particularly international travel is a very costly pleasure. This is not so much because of the cost of the ticket, though a return trip to Cape Town in high season can cost over R4000 whereas a ticket on the same dates to Rome or Bangkok is around R7500. The bigger problem is once you are there, where are you going to stay as accommodation will cost a whole lot more? Because of this a lot of people are turning to groups like Queer Couchsurfers on Facebook, and they report that this is the way to travel. Where else can you find free places to stay when travelling around the world, or even at home in SA? You may even get a shag into the deal!
The world’s most prolific ballroom and dance theatre production, Burn the Floor, returns to South Africa for a much-anticipated tour across the country later this year. The show is set to dazzle local audiences with its spectacular dance moves and sizzling ballroom displays on stage and you shouldn’t miss it for the world!
Burn The Floor is a global production that has revolutionised the image of Ballroom dance across the world, and is set to visit South Africa for the fourth time in August and September this year, in what has been dubbed as Burn The Floor – The Rebel Tour.
With the reputation of being the world's toughest dance show, the international cast of dance champions are handpicked for their rebellious spirit and pure skill.
Burn The Floor – The Rebel Tour, also known as "The Rebels of Ballroom", sees an international dancing cast showing off their passionate and sexy dance skills on stage, and it includes South African Latin Champion, Kylee Brown. South Africans will also witness the sweet vocals of sultry songstress, Lelo Ramasimong – who is currently a finalist in local music reality TV show, The Voice SA – throughout the SA tour.
Choreographed and directed by Peta Roby, Burn The Floor – The Rebel Tour, has more surprises in store and promises to blow the roof off the theatre, including music from Rag and Boneman, James Brown ,Aretha Franklin, Santana, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin.
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