African Voices on CNN International, sponsored by Globacom, will this weekend highlight the role played by a new generation of performing artistes in promoting entertainment on the continent.
CNN disclosed that this weekend’s focus on performing artistes was informed by their growing importance on the continent. “Whether they sought the spotlight or fell into it by chance, performers across Africa are daring to bare their souls on stage”, CNN stated.
The Performing artistes under focus on the programme are the trio of Shannon Glover, from Cape Town in South Africa, a Mozambican singer, Deltino Guerreiro, and Joseph Opio from Uganda.
The first performance star to be featured on the programme, Shannon, was born in Durban. Her dance training kicked-off at the tender age of four in Johannesburg and she was later awarded her RAD Solo Seal. Her career blossomed and she became the winner of the South African RAD Adeline Geneè Silver Trophy. Shannon subsequently represented South Africa at the International Ballet Competition in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Described as “one dreamer who is using his distinctive voice to do big things”, Mozambican singer, Deltino Guerreiro, is the second guest on the programme. Deltino has succeeded in blending soul sounds and lyrics in different languages (Portuguese, English and Macua) and soothing melodies.
The third guest is Joseph Opio, a New York-based comic genius from Uganda, “whose jokes can be heard every week on one of America’s top news satire shows, the DailyShow.”
Viewers can watch African Voices at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays, while repeat episode comes up at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. It is also available on Mondays at 11:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 5.30 a.m.