Shekhinah’s Rosefest celebrates Rosegold and the female artists
of the South African music industry.
“Power to she
Who knows she is a queen”
– Power to She, Shekhinah
On the 9th of August, coinciding with National Women’s Day, Shekhinah invites you into her Rosefest festival of fantasy that simultaneously celebrates the power of women in the South African music industry and her debut album, held at Nasrec from 12pm onwards.
The concept behind the festival was born from Shekhinah’s platinum-selling and SAMA award winning debut album, “Rosegold”. Set against the outdoor and colourful backdrop of a carnival atmosphere, the micro-festival celebrates the music of the album, accompanied by a full live band.
Connecting to both National Women’s Day and the women empowerment themes of Rose Gold, Rosefest also creates a space to showcase the incredible women in the South African music industry. With each act personally selected by Shekhinah, the micro-festival will feature Sho Majozi, Simmy, Holly Ray, DJ Doowop, DJ Zinhle, Rowlene and Melo B Jones as acts, alongside Shekhinah’s headlining set, that spotlights the music on “Rosegold”.
The world Shekhinah created with “Rosegold” is a space of self-empowerment and celebration, supported by the strong messages of the album. Tracks like “Different” praise our uniqueness, ‘Suited’ speaks to the strength of connection in love, while ‘Power to She’ is a female empowerment anthem, rooted in our African identity.
For one day, Rosefest lets Shekhinah’s fans into the lifeworld of the album, creating an escape from our daily reality and an invitation to see the world through rose-tinted glasses, connecting with our child-like wonder and turning Nasrec into a picture-perfect dream world of candyfloss, food trucks, balloons and a fun fair.
Speaking about the idea behind the festival and her motivations, Shekhinah says: ‘I want to create a festival-like experience that is driven by the theme of escapism and feel good music’.
Rosefest is proudly sponsored by Nedbank, in association with East Coast Radio, 947 and Channel O. The multi-city experience will take place in Johannesburg, and later this year will move to Durban. Tickets are available at Webtickets.