Festival Garden Party: Soul & Comedy Experience

Simphiwe Dana, Belato, Siya Seya

Live Performance

Gqeberha, prepare to be captivated! The Roof Garden Bar becomes a sonic haven under the stars, where Simphiwe Dana's legendary vocals blend with Bella Belato's Gqeberha soul and Siya Seya's comedic fire. From goosebumps to guffaws, this night celebrates the vibrant spirit of Gqeberha.

About the Artists

Simphiwe Dana

Rooted in Afrocentric spirit and poignant lyricism, her voice has captivated audiences from London's Queen Elisabeth Hall to New York's Apollo. A social advocate through song, Dana has sparked conversations across continents, topping charts and claiming prestigious titles like "African Woman of the Year." This award-winning artist, actress, and symphony creator uses her music not just to entertain, but to illuminate, her melodies echoing as timeless testaments to the human spirit. Remember the name: Simphiwe Dana, a queen of soul whose reign reaches far beyond borders.


From the soulful storytelling of Afro-pop to the captivating groove of amapiano, Bella's (now Belato) musical journey is a vibrant tapestry woven with honesty and emotion. Her voice, hauntingly beautiful in hits like "Walkaway," captivated audiences and built a loyal fan base. Sharing stages with legends like Zonke Dikana and Thandiswa Mazwai honed her craft, while collaborations with Cama-Gwini and California's Dub Grooves Studios showcased her versatility. Now, reborn as Belato in 2023, her infectious amapiano track "Mna lo" proves her evolution is far from over. This genre-bending artist continues to captivate hearts across borders, her powerful voice a testament to a talent that knows no bounds.

Siya Seya

Siya Seya's tale isn't just about punchlines, it's a testament to tenacity. From TV & radio grad to Cape Town's first vernacular comedy pioneer, Siya's journey saw him conquer homelessness, star in sitcoms, and headline "Blacks Only" stages. He's a wordsmith too, crafting radio scripts and expanding his comedy reach beyond borders. Awards? He's snagged two consecutive "Best Native Tongue Act" titles at the Savanna Comics' Choice Awards. But Siya isn't one to rest. His YouTube and Facebook accounts exploded during lockdown, and his one-man shows, "Critical But Stable" and "Super Seyan," have left audiences roaring. Now, eyes fixed on international horizons, Siya's ready to conquer the world, one laugh at a time. Remember the name, Siya Seya – an inspiration in resilience and a powerhouse of comedic wit.

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  • February 24, 2024
    18:00 - 20:00
    Roof Garden Bar
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    Roof Garden Bar
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    Roof Garden Bar, 33 Winston Ntshona St, Port Elizabeth Central, Gqeberha
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