Media Release – Cape Cultural Collective singers to take to the stage in popular Best of Boogie production

In an exciting development for the Cape Cultural Collective, 12 of its singers will participate in the incredible Best of Boogie shows set for Artscape next month.

This year producers Ganarama Productions celebrate ten years of the Boogie-themed shows that continue to enthral lovers of 70s and 80s music.

“Best of Boogie” will feature hits of Whitney Houston, Brenda Fassie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Miriam Makeba, Diana Ross, Barry White and James Brown, among others. The cast includes Gary Naidoo, Riyaan Cornelius, Janine Cupido, Jon-E, Cindy Gibbons, Celest, Liande Valentyn, Jayed Malander & Tersia Harley, backed by a 6-piece band of local musicians. The musical director is the experienced Denzil M Thorne and the inimitable duo, Gary Naidoo and Rafiek Mammon will again be filling the producer & director chairs.

The seven shows take place from 13 to 17 November at the Artscape Opera House, which seats 1 500 people. The shows will transport audiences on a trip down memory lane with music by 70s and 80s icons at a time when Motown ruled supreme. The organisers will throw some 90s and even current hits into the mix, to make it an unforgettable experience.

The organisers have made the following appeal to audiences.

“Best of Boogie is your chance to relive those golden years by donning your “funky” afro and bell-bottom trousers, or designing a completely “groovy” 80’s-style outfit where colours clashed and plastic jewellery, shoulder pads and big hair reigned supreme.”

”We are privileged to be part of this partnership,” said Mansoor Jaffer from the Cape Cultural Collective. “Our members will join as backing singers in a show that has grown tremendously over ten years, both in stature and impact.”

“It comes at a time when the Cape Cultural Collective is itself experiencing unprecedented growth across the Cape, building inclusive spaces and driving development through arts and culture,” he said.

“This represents another step in our growing partnership with Ganarama Productions which is proving beneficial to both the CCC and the company.”

The CCC has tickets available for 13 and 14 November, the opening night and second night of the show. Tickets, which sell at R150, are being rapidly snapped up, so please avoid disappointment by booking with us in the next week or two by calling Elizabeth Schutter on 084 616 2687 or Kay Jaffer on 082 202 3131.

The CCC is a diverse cultural group that promotes social change through arts and culture. It has run some very successful projects over 12 years including monthly cultural programmes, a poetry anthology, the celebrated Rosa Choir and a poetry production Uhadi performed at the Paris Autumn Festival in 2013. The CCC launched a junior choir at the end of 2015 and two more choirs since. The CCC has been involved in several big theatre productions in recent years.

Issued by the Cape Cultural Collective.
For more information, contact: Elizabeth Schutter   or 084 6162687          or Kay Jaffer at or 082 202 3131.