The latest edition of the Globacom-sponsored African Voices on CNN International airing this weekend will showcase a new generation of performing artistes who are making waves in Africa.
An outline of this week’s episode released by CNN hinged its decision to profile the performance artistes on 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.
Characteristically, the programme will profile three guests. The first of the trio is Shannon Glover who hails from Cape Town, South Africa. Said CNN, “we will leap into the world of the top South African ballerina to see how her passion for pirouettes has turned into a successful career”.
Shannon was born in Durban and began her dance training in Johannesburg at the age of four. She was awarded her RAD Solo Seal and was the winner of the South African RAD Adeline Geneè Silver Trophy. She subsequently represented South Africa at the International Ballet Competition in Birmingham, U.K.
She is followed by the Mozambican singer, Deltino Guerreiro, who is described as “one dreamer who is using his distinctive voice to do big things.” His songs are a successful blend of soulful sounds and lyrics in different languages (Portuguese, English and Macua) and soothing melodies.
From Mozambique, the CNN African Voices crew goes to New York to meet a comic genius from Uganda. He is Joseph Opio, “whose jokes can be heard every week on one of America’s top news satire shows, the Daily Show.”
African Voices goes on air at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays with repeat editions at 2.30 p.m. on Saturdays, 12.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Sundays. Viewers can also watch the show on Mondays at 11:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at 5.30 a.m.