Female empowerment has become a dominant theme in the entertainment industry, celebrating femininity, individuality and strength. Female singers are using the message of song to enfranchise women, young and old, all over the world. Who says that music can’t be used as a tool of liberation?
Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’, Christina Aguilera’s ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ and Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Love Myself’ have become power anthems, but these international sensations are not the only ones striving for gender equality.
These and many other female singers have long been using songs to send strong messages to uplift women in more aspects than one, positive body image and mindset among them.
Local artists are doing the same as they fight for equality and bring awareness to issues that affect South African women directly with an all-girl concert.
Celebrate Women’s Day at the Divas Unite concert at GrandWest. Some of the best South African female vocalists and performers will be on stage, uniting for an important day in South Africa.
Divas Unite will consist of performances of various genres, from gospel to pop. An all-female lineup of the Cape Town Philharmonic Choir will be accompanying the singers for a stellar experience.
Divas Unite has been asked to partner with the NGO ‘Partners for Possibility’ (www.pfp4sa.org) to make partnerships between school principals and business leaders possible. Divas Unite needs an investment of R6 250 to host 25 more teachers and 20% of the amount will be given to Partners for Possibility to grow their work in the education process.
To see what’s in store for you at the Divas Unite concert, check out some of the 2015 concert below:
When Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 3 pm
Where Grand Arena, GrandWest, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood
Cost R120 – R220 at Computicket
Contact +21 433 1699, [email protected], www.opulentliving.co.za
Photography courtesy Divas Unite