The Movement in the Song
Always reinventing as a way to ensure that the up and coming vocal talent of Namibia gets exposure to the stage, Song Night is back with their first event for 2018, titled the Love Movement. An ever-supportive space for undiscovered artists, Song Night this year boasts new artists, a new venue and a new Master of Ceremonies along with the original and much loved format.
“As a dancer, music holds a special place in my existence; it sits so firmly in my body and my mind that when I listen to music, I see movement. Music has the power to build movements and to move us in ways that we sometimes cannot fathom.”
According to Tulimelila Shityuwete, who has joined Song Night as the new Master of Ceremonies (MC), “Music forms the soundtrack to our lives, it can move us to tears, anger, joy or peace. Music is everything. As a dancer, music holds a special place in my existence; it sits so firmly in my body and my mind that when I listen to music, I see movement. Music has the power to build movements and to move us in ways that we sometimes cannot fathom.”
Lize Ehlers, the Founder and Director of Song Night, agrees on the power of music as a tool for personal expression and movement, “Music is the most powerful tool to express, reflect, learn and grow. Song Night looks at music as the master teacher. As a community project, we are honoured to be able to plough into our creative community year after year. We are honoured to nurture the Namibian sound since 2011.”
Outlining what has already been an exciting year for Song Night, Lize explains, “Song Night 2018 has been a breath of fresh air so far. From discovering mind blowing new talent in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, to moving to a new venue in Windhoek for our traditional February Love Movement Show.” Lize goes on to list more of the highlights of the year so far, as she shares, “Getting Tuli on board as our new MC coincides with Song Night returning to its roots of being an organic platform imparting mentorship and tools.”
“The spotlight is on the singers and my role is to set the scene, assist everything to hang together in an authentic and organic way and to create a warm and safe space which supports the performers to shine.”
When talking her role as the MC for Song Night Tulimelila (Tuli) notes, “As the new host of Song Night my aim is to bring a lightness and a joy to this celebration of our formidable raw talent. The spotlight is on the singers and my role is to set the scene, assist everything to hang together in an authentic and organic way and to create a warm and safe space which supports the performers to shine. I am eternally excited to be joining the Song Night family.”
The Love Movement boasts many of Namibia’s finest vocalists performing both covers and original pieces. The first edition of Song Night 2018 in the capital, includes 99FM’s own Treza Cooper, performing an original piece. Other highlights of the night include Mel Mwevi, a multi-genre singer and poet, who will perform some of her classic hits.
Song Night’s Love Movement is happening on the 28th of February 2018, at Imagine Games Café in Windhoek.
Doors opens at 20h00, and tickets are sold for N$80 at the door.
Cover photo by Dbphotography