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Don Vino welcomes ‘Saxy Vibes 4.0’

Don Vino is ready to take to the stage after two years. Picture: Supplied

Don Vino is ready to take to the stage after two years. Picture: Supplied

Published Aug 4, 2022

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POPULAR Cape Town saxophonist Don Vino Prins is back with the fourth instalment of his hit production, “Saxy Vibes”.

After a two-year hiatus from the stage, Prins is back with a bang and will bring other award-winning South African artists to the line-up.

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For this rendition of the show, guests at the event can expect to hear from Jimmy Nevis, Loyiso Bala and many more.

“Saxy Vibes 4.0” will be hosted at the Good Hope Christian Centre on August 27 in Ottery.

The saxophonist, who hails from Elsies River, said he was ecstatic about the show.

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“We were stopped in our tracks in 2020 while planning a spectacular event. We’ve had two years to put this show together, so it’s going to be awesome,” he said.

“I’m excited to present this one to the public. I have three (South African Music Awards) award-winning artists under one roof – that in itself is something to be excited about.”

Musician Alistair Izobell, who will be part of the star-studded line-up, said he was excited to be a part of Prins’s vision.

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“I am looking forward to working with some of South Africa’s top performers who have so much integrity and passion for their craft,” he said.

“Supporting this or any other showcase is not only assisting in the rebuilding of a fragile industry, but it will also certainly make your heart smile and give you a much-needed, enjoyable and memorable evening.”

Singer Loren Erasmus said she felt privileged to be included in the line-up.

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“I am passionate about singing and performing and I am very excited to share the evening with other artists who share my passion,” she said.

“Looking at the line-up and performing alongside amazing artists, this is a show not to be missed. I am humbled by the opportunity to perform.”

This year, Prins will be celebrating 20 years in the music industry. Over the years, he has toured Europe, Dubai and the US playing the saxophone.

During this time, he’s played with Grammy award winners Kirk Whalum, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jonathan Butler and Gerald Veasley.

Prins said his shows were known for being energetic, vibrant and suave, and fans were in for a treat.

“Fans can expect a lot of dancing, sing-along-songs and beautiful ballads. I am, after all, Mr Saxy Vibes,” he said.

“We want fans to have an awesome evening, to forget about everything and just have an all-around fantastic time, celebrating music, life and love.”

The show is set to put a portion of its proceeds towards charity.

“We’ve decided to give a percentage to St Anne’s Homes, a shelter for destitute women and children, and also to Siyazana (Youth Development Fund),” he said.

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