Known for his amazing performances andÂ his house music hits like â€˜Bum Bumâ€™ and â€˜Love, Light and Musicâ€™ ,Â this multi-award winning artist is releasing a debut Live Concert Recording on DVD and Audio CD this November 2012 titled, Upfront with Zakes Bantwini. According to a press release from Sony Music Africa the DVD and audio CD “will give you access to his exceptionally broader creative pallet â€“ drawing not only from his love for music, and dance, but also from his passion for education, culture, having a vision, and the art of manifesting his very own dreams.”
Upfront with Zakes Bantwini is captured and produced byÂ Mkahulu Productions, it will feature most of his well-known tracks fromÂ the current album â€˜Love, Light, and Musicâ€™ and the first live performance from his latest single â€˜Karolinaâ€™.
The CD will comprise a studio version of â€˜Karolinaâ€™Â which will be featured as a bonus track boasting the CD to16 live tracks; it will also include collaborations with Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, MUSEEQ IQ, Tumelo, Black Coffee and Lâ€™Vovo Derrango who have all played a role in his career to date.
The DVDÂ is more than just a live performance experience documenting what Zakes Bantwini does a one of the greatest performers in SA, It’s up close and personal brining to thhe surface hisÂ meticulousness skills inÂ Â all music genres, as it is intertwined with a personal narration which serves as mini-documentary segments interspersed with the actual live concert performance. You will also experience first hand how he comes to decide what kind of stylish outfits to wear, experience his emotional memories, and theatrics of his youth spent in the theatre.
â€œI wanted this to be more than just another live music DVD, but rather an opportunity for my fans to join the journey with me and understand what I went through in putting together this show,â€ commented Zakes Bantwini.
Writer: Lerato Princess- Teresa Mashego