Bala's in concert

THE stage is set for the acclaimed Bala Brothers trio to dazzle music lovers for one night only.

The group will be performing at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on August 26.

The performance, which pays tribute to women during Women's Month, will see them take the audience on a spiritual journey.

The trio comprises three brothers: Zwai, Loyiso and Phelo, who have created a unique sound - opera fused with popular African music - that has given rise to a new genre, popera, a new generation of African-inspired classical music.

The SAMA nominees for best duo/group have performed at some of the world's biggest festivals.

Born in KwaNobuhle township outside Uitenhage in Eastern Cape, the vocalists have just returned from a successful tour of Australia with the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir.

Music-lovers can look forward to songs such as Khumbula, Ziphinkomo and Nessun Dorma, accompanied by a seven-piece band.

The former Drakensberg Boys Choir protégés are looking forward to their coming performance.

Bala Brothers Productions chief executive Zwai Bala said: "We are thrilled about this one night performance where we get to share our music with South African music lovers and also honour the women of our country.

"After an overwhelming number of requests for a public performance, we are excited to finally have this concert.

"The evening will also celebrate Zwai's 25 years in the music industry and the release of Phelo's debut self-titled album PheloB."

The two-hour concert starts at 8.30pm.

Tickets range from R150 to R200 and can be bought at Computicket.

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