Singer, Songwriter, Author, Actor – Nakhane is an artist in its truest form, seamlessly able to move people with pen, spoken word or song.
After featuring Nakhane in their latest television advert, Scottish Leader whisky will now bring his You Will Not Die Tour to South Africa. South African Music Award-winning Nakhane is based in the United Kingdom, and though he has toured the world, he is very excited to finally showcase his work at home.
Catch him at three intimate and special shows in: Durban on Thursday the 28th of November at The Chairman, on the 29th at Cape Town’s Young Blood Art Gallery, and on the 30th at Maboneng in Johannesburg at Arts On Main. “I am really excited,” says Nakhane. “I was upset that besides the few festivals I played in 2018 in South Africa, I hadn’t really performed the You Will Not Die album at home. It looked like we had closed that book, but then my agent said ‘Not quite yet. Your home country hasn’t seen you perform these songs’.”
Born 30 years ago in Alice in the Eastern Cape, Nakhane grew up in Port Elizabeth before moving to Johannesburg at the age of 15. Nakhane has a ravishingly beautiful voice and plenty to express with it. His album You Will Not Die excavates his religious upbringing, his personal conflict with religion that was incompatible with his queerness, and his periods of depression and anxiety. But there’s also love, joy and self-acceptance, not least on the title track, in which Nakhane realises that despite the traumatic events he’s been through, he’ll survive.
Check out Nakhane’s Tour Details below:
Thursday 28th of November:
The Chairman, Durban. Cover charge: R200 presales on Howler; R250 at the door
Friday 29th of November:
Young Blood Art Gallery, Cape Town. Cover charge: R150 presales on Howler; R200 at the door
Saturday 30th of November:
Arts on Main, Johannesburg. Cover charge: R200 presales on Howler; R250 at the door
Here is the listings page link with all 3 events on: https://www.howler.co.za/nakhanetour2019