ATKV-Crescendo’s Platformsessies kicks off in Stellenbosch

Robin Fourie, the creative director and brand ambassador for ATKV-Crescendo and Platformsessies.

The ATKV-Crescendo’s Platformsessies will start off with a bang with the first production of the series set to take place in Stellenbosch.

Audiences will get to see and enjoy the result of months of hard work by finalists, this coming weekend, when the emerging vocalists take to the stage as part of the ATKV-Crescendo Musical Development Project.

The Project, which mentors up-and-coming Afrikaans artists, is set to host a celebration of talent when 2022 ATKV-Crescendo Mentor Programme finalists, Marsha Botha, from Bellville and Athina Janes, from Brackenfell, join mentor, celebrated musician and poet, Gracia Nicholls, on stage.

The women, who have been lauded for their vocal skills and writing abilities, are set to start the ATKV-Crescendo’s Platformsessies off on a high note.

According to Robin Fourie, creative director and brand ambassador for ATKV-Crescendo and Platformsessies, this will be the first session with an exclusively female vocal cast.

“This is the first time that we’re going to have just ladies on the stage – it is an opportunity to celebrate our female songwriters, and champion them, as we want the world to hear the uniqueness of the writing style, as well as witness their skill level as entertainers,” he said, describing the show as an intimate performance with a sexy side.

His views are echoed by fellow MC Whaden Johannes, an actor and radio personality as well as a seasoned singer-songwriter in his own right, who currently stars on the kykNET telenovela, Arendsvlei.

“I never see myself as more experienced or that I know more, because, to be honest, those three ladies make me nervous. The talent that they’re bringing is unheard of,” he said, adding that he is excited to once again share the stage with Mr Fourie.

The event, appropriately, themed, Lady’s Night, will take place on Friday May 20, at 7pm The Daisy Jones Bar, Stellenbosch. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets cost R200 per person.

Special VIP deals are also available at the cost of R2 000, which include entry to three Platformsessies recordings, as well as the Crescendo Sit dit aan show, a T-shirt and a bottle of wine.

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MC on the night will be South African actor, Whaden Johannes.
Marsha Botha, one of the 2022 ATKV-Crescendo Mentor Programme finalists will perform on the night.
Athina Janes, is another one of the ATKV-Crescendo 2022, finalists forming as part of the show’s line-up.