Thursday, 17 March 2016

From Dreams To Memories: The Lyricnotic Launch


It was a night full of splendor, colour, music, poetry, food, wine, laughter, love and memories that we, the intimate few who made it into that space, will forever treasure.

Lyricnotic launched herself as a multi faceted performer, a singer, poet and dancer... The night was crisp and the air was filled with chit chat... 

The venue was 6 Spin Street Restaurant, a stone throw away from parliament, candle lit with a flower on each table...

With low lighting, wooden floors and black and white tiles the space looked exactly as had been promised, Motown was in town.

About 60 Capetonians and a few visitors enjoyed the starters while I took to the stage as MC for the night to announce the programme. We were to enjoy 3 poets before the main course, Kneo Makgopa, Kyle Louw & Lebohang "Faro Afrika" Doubata.

Lyricnotic took to the stage later looking every bit the star of the night with hair and beauty products sponsored by John's Touch Hair & Beauty Salon, and her clothes sponsored by the designer Nceba Jadezweni of Custom Transition.

Starting off with the slow jam classics Lyricnotic stirred all our souls into memories of years gone by, almost effortlessly re incarnating the greats like Ms Houston & Ms Fassie, by the time dessert was served and the wine had gone to the head and feet the place was transformed into something of a Discotheque

Yet again invoking sounds of Bo Mme Makeba Lyricnotic in all her 23 years of youth managed to get the audience of all ages, shapes and sizes to dance to tunes invoking memories we thought we had long forgotten...

By the end of the night the audience was fed, not just with beautiful sounds and food but with something that we couldn't quite grasp...

Something closer to the quality of ether...


Lyricnotic had achieved exactly what she had set out to do... Filled a space with all her passion, heartfelt desires and dreams accompanied by hard work to create not only a beautiful space but a love filled night at a time when it was needed the most, in the middle of conflict a stone throw away, in parliament.

May we see many more of these evenings!


Dinner, Poetry and Blues is certainly an unmissable event on Cape Town's quality entertainment calendar.

Make sure not to miss the next one.