Riana awaits you under the stars at the Language Monument
“Ek staan onder die aand se sterre. Vrede vind ek in die stille nag. Dit is waar ek vir jou wag.” (“I stand under the night’s stars. Peace I find in the silent night. That’s where I await you.”) So sings the popular singer, songwriter and Namibian-born Riana Nel who will be on the picnic stage at the Afrikaans Language Monument in Paarl on a beautiful summer evening. On Saturday, 3 February 2018, she wants to embrace everyone with her music as part of the monument’s Concert Series – loved by residents, foreigners and tourists – and which is in aid of the ‘Let’s Read!’ literacy project for children.
Riana’s bubbly personality and endless talent is a winning combination that reaches deep into your soul thanks to her lyrics and unforgettable performances. Her albums ‘Oopmond’ , ‘The Cure’, ‘Someone with Skin’ , ‘Collection Set’, ‘Die Moeite Werd’, ‘Die Regte Tyd’ en ‘Jy Sal Weet’ have already won numerous awards and achieved multi-platinum sales; something that makes her one of the most popular singers in the country.
The show starts at 20:00 in the Garden Theatre – a smaller sibling of the famous Paarl Amphitheatre – on the soft lawn right at the foot of the monument while the sun’s last soothing rays fade away. Visitors are welcome to explore the scenic surroundings via the footpaths while the children entertain themselves in the playground. Bring your own drinks (no glass) and picnic basket or order one at the enlarged and improved Volksmond Coffee Shop on 021 863 2800. Coffee, light refreshments, wine and beer will also be on sale.
Tickets are available at Computicket and the Language Monument at R140 for adults, R130 for students and R70 for children under 13. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothes. Safe parking is available and entry is controlled. Unfortunately, no dogs or fires are allowed. The next picnic concerts play host Elvis Blue (17 February) en Die Heuwels Fantasties (24 March).
For further information, call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument. More on Riana at www.riananel.co.za