The upcoming episode of the Glo-sponsored “African Voices Changemakers” on CNN promises a mesmerizing showcase of two iconic South African musical talents.
Grammy award-winning flutist Wouter Kellerman and the widely adored cellist Abel Selaocoe are set to grace the program, offering audiences an intimate glimpse into their journeys and accomplishments in the realm of classical music.
Across the African continent, the classical genre is experiencing a revival, largely propelled by the influence of these two celebrated South African performers.
Abel Selaocoe, renowned for his exceptional improvisational flair, employs classical music as a catalyst to inspire the next generation of musicians.
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In contrast, Wouter Kellerman, a contemporary flutist and composer, ingeniously melds modern sounds with traditional nuances.
At 62 years of age, Wouter Kellerman achieved an extraordinary milestone by clinching a prestigious Grammy Award in 2022.
His musical prowess extends to collaborations with the esteemed Soweto Gospel Choir on the symphonic masterpiece “Symphonic Soweto – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela.”
Moreover, Kellerman boasts an impressive track record of eight South African Music Awards.
Abel Selaocoe, a trailblazing cellist, is rewriting the script for the cello as a musical instrument. His versatility knows no bounds, as he effortlessly navigates collaborations with global musicians, beatboxers, concerto performances, and solo classical recitals, transcending various genres and styles.
Enthusiasts of classical music can tune in to catch this captivating episode on Saturday, August 12, at 12:30 p.m. on DSTV channel 401. For those who miss the initial airing, repeat broadcasts are scheduled for Sunday at 4:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.