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Grammy nominated musician Tamia to perform in South Africa

2014-04-05 11:00
Cape Town - Multi Grammy nominated artist Tamia will be performing a 3-city tour in South Africa in April 2014.

She will be performing in Cape Town on 26 April 2014 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, in Johannesburg on 27 and 28 April at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City and In Port Elizabeth on 30 April at the Convention Centre, BoardWalk Casino.

Soul singer and six-time Grammy nominated performer Tamia Hill began honing her stellar voice when she was still a child growing up in Canada. Living near the boogie down city of Detroit, the then-budding talent was exposed to that city’s rich musical history through its deep gospel tradition and booming Motown sound.

"I feel a connection to all types of music," Tamia says from her home in Florida. "From soul to country to gospel, as long as the song has a good story, I’m hooked." Citing Phyllis Hyman and Chaka Khan as influences, Tamia strives to bring freshness to the soul arena.

From her brilliant debut single You Put a Move on My Heart, produced by Quincy Jones in 1994, to her more recent song cycle, Tamia possesses both a hypnotic charm and timeless voice.

In her accomplished career, Tamia has collaborated with a diverse roster of artists including Babyface, Barry White, Missy Elliott, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Gladys Knight, Eric Benet and Gerald Levert; in 2003, she recorded the #4 Billboard Hot 100 Chart hit Into You with rapper Fabolous.

With the release of her fifth studio album Beautiful Surprise, the singer aurally explores various genres of music, blending her special passion with each style and making them her own. 

Having recruited two-time Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Claude Kelly (Bruno Mars’ Grenade and Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck without You) as her co-executive producer on Beautiful Surprise, the two worked hard to create a project that is as diverse as it is soulful.

Tamia will travel to South Africa with her band and perform hits from all her albums.

Tour itinerary:

Cape Town
Saturday 26 April
Grand Arena, GrandWest,
Ticket Prices: From R225 – R425

Sunday 27 and Monday 28 April
Big Top Arena, Carnival City
Ticket Prices: From R290 – R600

Port Elizabeth
Wednesday, 30 April
Convention Centre, Boardwalk Casino
Ticket Prices: From R195 – R500

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