Hope Concert For Life Line Durban

With Rene Tshiakanyi and friends
Alliance Francaise de Durban: Thurs 2 Nov 017
Charming French-Congolese singer Rene Tshiakanyi will be live in concert, with friends, at the Alliance Francaise de Durban for one night only on Thursday 2 November in a Concert of Hope as a fund raiser for Life Line Durban for which Rene is an ambassador.
Enjoy a delectable evening of delicious French-inspired cuisine; familiar and original music in the comfortable Al Fresco Alliance Française de Durban courtyard – while supporting a worthwhile cause.
The full programme features Rene Tshiakanyi, Richard Ellis, the Kickstands and Qadasi and Maqhinga. The event MC is Alice Leah.
Rene Tshiakanyi is a familiar presence at elegant dining establishments in and around greater Durban. Rene was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1981. The second of 12 children, he developed a love for music and an interest in performance. He relocated to South Africa in 2008 and now resides in Durban. Singing in multiple languages, he describes his music and compositions as a mixture of classic pop; RnB; reggae and Zouk (which is a mixture of French and Caribbean music). His sound is undeniably distinctive.
Many of his songs are thoughtful and reflective – about love, emotion and passion in all its guises. Increasingly though, his new music talks about pertinent global issues: the crisis in the Congo, the plight of refugees; the quest for peace and freedom in Africa and the need to be the voice for the voiceless sufferers of violence. He is an active ambassador for orphans and vulnerable children who are victims of the ongoing unrest and violence in Eastern Congo, and closer to home he is an ambassador for Life Line Durban.
Rene will be joined on stage by Richard Ellis – Durban based music maker and multi- percussionist specialising in congas, djembes and electronic percussion pads, who is currently teaching hand drums at St. Henry’s Marist College.
Also on the line up is the Kickstands: Gary Nixon and Rudi Greyvenstein have been friends since school days in Scottburgh. they have played over a thousand gigs around Southern Africa since 2009 – at most of the Music festivals in the country, sharing stages with Bands such as Just Jinjer, Goldfish, Albert Frost, Freshly Ground and more The Kickstands pride themselves on being able to perform at intimate venues as well as major festivals and showcase events.
Hailing from Empangeni Qadasi (David Jenkins) an accomplished maskandi guitarist, concertina player and banj player and Maqhinga Radebe – who has received numerous awards for his amazing music skills – are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both professional musicians in their own right, and sharing the same vision, joining forces has resulted in an international caliber of music which represents the heart and soul of South African roots music.
The Life line Hope Concert shall have as MC the gracious Alice Leah, Winner of the KZN women Achievers in Business and current member of the KZN women in business.
Shaun Smith owner of Fusion café at the Alliance has put together a light and affordable menu for the evening – with options for vegetarians; a pudding menu and a cheeseboard, and the coffee machine will be on, and the bar will be open.
Rene Tshiakanyi is a brand ambassador for Lifeline Durban – a respected and experienced NGO offering a professional and confidential counselling service dealing with emotional crisis, trauma, abuse, violence, rape, HIV / AIDS and depression / suicide.
Should you wish to donate and support the work of life line Durban please use #HOPE as a reference with the following banking details:
FNB: ACCOUNT NAME: Lifeline Centre Durban
BRANCH: Florida Road
ACCOUNT NO: 50740649311
Rene Tshiakanyi is available on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube and LinkedIn, and his website is: www.renetshiakanyi.com.
Hope Concert at the Alliance Francaise de Durban on Thursday 2 November. Tickets R100. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets can be bought at the door. Alliance Française de Durban is at 22 Sutton Crescent, Corner Lilian Ngoyi (Windermere) Road, Morningside. Bookings : afdbn@global.co.za or phone 031-312-9582. Guarded parking.

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