Lalah Hathaway poses with the award she won with R&B group Snarky Puppy for Best R&B Performance for "Something" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-BACKSTAGE)

Guests joining espAfrika's debut Royal Escape Experience, taking place at the Palace of the Lost City, Sun City on 28, 29 & 30 July 2016 can look forward to a truly unique three-day luxury retreat, filled with live music from the best in the industry. Throughout the weekend getaway, which promises a variety of curated luxuries, a host of musical luminaries will entertain the exclusive 'escapists'.

espAfrika is proud to announce the headline performer who will join our host of South African musicians for a weekend of live music and entertainment; international Grammy Award winning songstress Lalah Hathaway.

Hathaway is no stranger to our shores, having previously performed at the 2014 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Performing at the Royal Banquet event on Saturday 30th July, the contemporary, R&B and Jazz singer will serenade guests with a selection of the hits that have made her an international super star.

The Royal Escape Experience is a musical variety experience that will showcase South African music royalty.

Five-time SAMA winners Mi Casa will up the tempo with their music and energetic live performances, while the electrifying, classically trained pop-prepped quartet, The Muses will have guests on their feet. Also performing their upbeat and mellow swing hits, is the trio of Graeme Watkins, Nathan Ro and Loyiso Bala better known as Swing City; doo-wop, swing and motown come together with the voices of Tamara Dey, Mariechan Luiters and Melissa Allison who form the Shoowop Shop and Sexy Sthe, Beautiful Bee and Mysterious Michelle are the dynamic 3 Tons of Fun.

Adding some Cape Town flair to the proceedings, with their free jazz style is TopDog, who recently released their first and highly anticipated album; While, the inimitable Jazz maestro Bokani Dyer will share his mesmerizing multi-award winning genius, showcasing why African jazz is claiming the international stage; Rounding off the musical offering for the weekend, is the international Afro-Cuban Latin Salsa ensemble, En Fuego, whose intoxicating musical expression will have the audience dancing to their New York styled sounds.

“Music is in our DNA” said espAfrika's Billy Domingo, “crafting a line-up of artists who complement one another and the overall experience is what we do best, but sharing it with others and seeing them immersed in the enjoyment of the moment, is what we live for.”

The musical offering supports a weekend of golf, pool parties, magical food and beverage pairings, champagne safaris, couture, conversation and a host of exclusive luxury experiences that culminate in the Royal Affair.


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About the Royal Escape Music Experience

The Royal Escape Music Experience is a sumptuous and exclusive retreat, that has been especially crafted to indulge, relax, entertain and rejuvenate. Only for exceptional people, the Royal Escape is an extraordinary entertaining experience.

The full programme extends to three-day package that includes a musical feast, as well as golf (on both championship courses), whisky and cigar pairings as well as champagne and sushi, high tea, gourmet breakfasts, the Queens Pool Party, the Kings After-Party, not to mention the Royal Banquet a prime opportunity to dress-up and dazzle.


IOL, adapted from a press release