The 2016 Dias Festival, which takes place from 3 February 2016 to 7 February 2016, will again include entertainment for those who like to enjoy their music in quieter surroundings than the festival arena – and this year it will be in the form of a romantic French show and an Oscar Wilde show by Emile Minnie and Jeroen Kranenburg respectively.
Emile Minnie, who has been described by Laurika Rauch as one of South Africa’s best songwriters, returns to the Dias Festival this year on Saturday, 6 February 2016, with his “Chanson”: the French Show. It is billed as a romantic French show, breathing new life into old favourites like “La vie en rose” and “Je ne regrette rien.”
However, for this performance Emile will also combine the French songs with favourites from his previous seven albums, as well as give the audience a taste of his new Afrikaans album, “Donker Liefde”. For good measure, he will include some Golden Oldies, and even a dash of rock and roll.
The show will start at 19:30 at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum, and as it is part of the annual Dias Festival, entry is once again free.
Jeroen Kranenburg will perform his “Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes” show at the Diaz Strand Hotel at 19:30, also on Saturday, 6 February 2016. It is based on the work of Oscar Wilde. Entry to this show will also be free of charge.