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Leah and Karin Kortje will inspire and delight at Language monument
The versatile, gifted singers Leah and Karin Kortje offer a unique show at the iconic Language Monument on Paarl Mountain on Saturday, 23 February 2019, which will definitely leave visitors enamoured and inspired during the month of love. Furthermore, their concert is partly for the benefit of the Let’s Read! Literacy Project for children, so visitors are requested to spread the love by bringing and donating any children’s books for this purpose.
Leah’s name is on everyone’s lips. Not only did the ‘Susters’ movie, in which she played one of the main roles, break box office records, but she is also the presenter of the popular kykNET program ‘Boer Soek ‘n Vrou’ in 2018 and her music career takes her all over the country. Imagine a high C, piano, a little light guitar, and funky, unusual and totally modern interpretations of the world around her – this is Leah (or Leani van Wyk) in a nutshell.
Karin Kortje’s career has been a rollercoaster ride since she triumphed in an Idols singing competition. Notwithstanding some personal challenges, she released popular albums and started a foundation to help aspiring artists from her rural hometown. She is regarded as a positive role model, especially thanks to her musical ‘This is my Life’, which later became ‘Die Hele Storie’ at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival and for which she received an Absa Kanna nomination. Karin has also shared the stage with other renowned artists and appeared on the cover pages of numerous magazines.
The show is in the Garden Theatre – a smaller, more intimate brother of the famous Paarl Amphitheatre – on the soft lawn right at the foot of the monument. Visitors are welcome to explore the iconic monument and scenic surroundings via footpaths while the children entertain themselves at the playground. A spectacular sunset and moonrise are also on the cards. Bring your own drinks (no glass) and picnic baskets, or order one (R300 for two people, or R400 with a basket included) in advance at the delicious Volksmond restaurant on 021 863 2800. Coffee, light refreshments, pizza, wine and beer will also be on sale.
Tickets, which are expected to sell out quickly, are available at Computicket and the Language Monument at R150 for adults, R140 for students and R70 for children under 13. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothing. Safe parking is available (a shuttle service transports visitors to the gate) and entry is controlled. Unfortunately, no dogs or fires are allowed.
For further information regarding this and other exciting events (such as the full moon and stargazing picnics), call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansaalmonument. The last concert at the Garden Theatre this season is the Taalmonument Choir Festival (15 March). More on Leah at www.leahlive.co.za.