Mothers, daughters, and families in Cape Town are in for a treat this Mother’s Day, as one of the most famous festivities honoring those women near and dear to our hearts is due to take place.
MAMA MIA!, the first Mother’s Day celebration! A MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL, courtesy of an All-Star Line-Up, is set to amuse local audiences with amazing music, wonderful humour, motivation, and plenty of dance moments.
Top South African musicians, performers, and artists such as Tracey Lange, Alfred Adriaan, Belinda Davids, Katlego Maboe, Tarryn Lamb, Don Vino Prins, Loukmaan Adams, Emo Adams, and the Take Note Band will perform at the Good Hope Christian Centre in Ottery on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Following the events of the last two years, show producer Olivia Gildenhuys believes it’s time to “return to the new normal” and celebrate the people we care about, beginning with the women in our lives.
Emo Adams, a singer and songwriter, was asked to oversee the concert, and she claims the MAMA MIA! A MOTHERS DAY EVENT is dedicated to honoring “both our mothers and our wives.
“Oh boy! Welcome back! There is no better feeling than putting together a show of such a high calibre and bringing it to the community,” says Adams.
He adds: “I was told Tracey Lange was going to sing, so I wouldn’t miss that for the world LOL.
Besides the fact that we get to celebrate the Mothers, the line-up is what got me, sophisticated, variety and a group of genuinely talented people sharing a stage together and we want the people of Cape Town and the Western Cape to come out and celebrate with us.”
Katlego Maboe, an award-winning TV presenter and emcee, is “eager” to celebrate with everyone in attendance after taking a year off from the spotlight.
“It is a true honour to be called to the stage after what has felt like a lifetime.
To be able to share the stage with so many great friends to celebrate our great mothers is even more special as I think to my childhood days and how I would try to make mother’s day special with flowers, chocolates and scribbled poems – this is a moment and an opportunity to write another beautiful poem celebrating the strength, courage and enduring love of our mothers especially at a time such as this. It couldn’t be more special to me,” shares Maboe.
Maboe says MAMA MIA! A MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL will also aim to honour the memories to mothers and loved ones who have departed and to also “celebrate living life to the fullest”
This day and concert will serve as a grand love letter in which we all, together, get to shout it out from the mountaintop to say: ‘Mama, I love you!’
We have all been made keenly aware of how easily we can lose our love in a heartbeat and so we need to celebrate them every day in whatever small manner we can, be it a text message affirming our love and appreciation; a hug with words of affection and care or our actions”.
Show producer Olivia Gildenhuys says the event will institute strict COVID-19 protocols that will be in place on the day. “Guests will have to wear masks at all times and obey all the necessary COVID-19 measures to ensure we are all celebrating safely.