Divas Divine – Inside Out

Divas Divine - Inside Out
Divas Divine – Inside Out
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In “Divas Divine”, Helena Hettema, FNB Vita Theatre Awards and SA Music Awards nominee, takes us on a musical journey to experience the pathos, tragedy and humour in the lives of some of the world’s greatest divas of a song like Billie Holiday, Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, amongst others. On this CD and in the show “Divas Divine” which she conceived and wrote the script. Helena provides a glimpse with voice clips behind the scenes and revealing the private lives of the great divas often contrary to their public image.

Press comment

“And boy, can she sing. Hettema has a voice that ranges from crushed silk to wet gravel and she uses it with sensitivity and skill … great opportunity to see one of South Africa’s finest performers in action.” (Divas Divine in the Liberty Theatre, Johannesburg) – Peter van der Merwe – Pretoria News – 2006.

“ A classical vocal exhibition which can easily be voted the best performance at the Festival” – Cue magazine- (The show received critical acclaim with its first performances at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2005 and inspired the manufacture of the CD)