US-BASED international dance music divas, CeCe Peniston and Crystal Waters, are coming to Cape Town and bringing the ’90s with them. The tour includes Cape Town on Saturday, November 26 at the Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. They will then move on to the Durban Exhibition Centre on Friday, 2 December and Gaborone, Botswana, on Saturday, 3 December.
The pair responsible for iconic hits such as Gypsy Woman and We Got A Love Thing, respectively, are still incredibly popular with Cape Town audiences, frequently getting airtime on popular radio stations around the city and filling dance floors in nightclubs. Their music is timeless and the both still regularly perform in the USA as well as Europe.
Crystal Waters hails from New York and is best known for her 1990s dance music hits Gypsy Woman, 100% Pure Love and Destination Calibre from 2007 – which all became Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 dance charts. She is the niece of legendary singer Ethel Waters.
Former beauty queen, CeCe Peniston, has scored five No1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 dance charts with her songs such as Finally and We Got A Love Thing. She was born Cecilia Veronica Peniston in Dayton, Ohio and got her start in singing at church. She studied Liberal Arts at the University of Phoenix, which allowed her to develop her skills in writing lyrics. In 1989, CeCe was crowned Miss Black Arizona and reigned as Miss Galaxy in 1990.
In 1991, friend and Phoenix-based record producer, Felipe “DJ Wax Dawg” Delgado, asked her to record back- up vocals for a female rapper slated to release an album on A&M Records. Soon after she had a solo project commissioned by then A&M Records music executive, Manny Lehman.
According to concert promoters James Theunissen and Roland Hendricks, local audiences can expect “the biggest ’90s old school party post Covid-19″.
“The show fully celebrates this extraordinary era of dance and house music by giving the audience an authentic and original sound and feel to these artists’ music. I know SA audiences will undoubtedly sing along to the songs as they originally know them from playing on the radio or dancing to them in the clubs back in the ’90s,” said Hendricks.
The duo will be supported by local musos including R&B crooner Fagrie Isaacs who gained notoriety for his incredible Luther Vandross covers, chart topping singer/songwriter Garth Taylor and Ramaine Barreiro-Lloyd, affectionately known as South Africa’s answer to Tina Turner. Cape Town audiences are invited to put on their dancing shoes and get ready for a nostalgic trip down memory lane with these talented artists.
Tickets are via Computicket, or Checkers and Shoprite retail stores countrywide from R250-R425 each.