• Welcome to the website of the French Institute of South Africa!

  • Bienvenue sur le site de l'Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud !

May 2013: Hélder Mendes on tour in Southern Africa

Hélder Mendes (Angola) - Southern Africa Tour

9 May > Alliance Française, Cape Town
12 May > Alliance Française, Pretoria
16 May > Maseru Sun, Maseru
24 May > Warehouse Theatre, Windhoek

The Angolan Afropop musician Hélder Mendes and his 5-piece band are on tour for the first time through Southern Africa in May 2013, with the support of Alliance Française in Southern Africa, the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre and the French Institute of South Africa.
Much influenced by musicians such as Waldemar Bastos, Felipe Mukenga, Baab Maal, Youssou Ndour, Angelique Kidjo and Salif Keita, Hélder Mendes mixes genres and sings in Portuguese as well as in various vernacular languages. Hailing from the province Kwanza Norte and having grown up in Luanda, this talented young singer, songwriter already released two albums, “Okwaba Africa” (“African Beauty”, 2006) and “Vumbi” (“Spirit”, 2010), recorded in Spain and featuring international musicians.
Apart from Angola, Hélder Mendes has performed in Spain, Belgium and France.

www.myspace.com/heldermendes

more info: www.alliance.org.za 

Arts & Culture - Music

  • 2021-FDLM-LineupDate banner
    Music

    Fête de la Musique postponed to the spring

    This year's Fête de la Musique postponed to spring 2021 for more safety for everyone. This month the popular music festival, Fête de la Musique, put out a call for musicians and DJs to apply to perform at the annual event due to happen in Johannesburg on the 19th of June. After receiving the… Read more
  • 2021-FDLM-Call banner
    Music

    Fête de la musique 2021: Call for applications

    About the Fête de la Musique The Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) is a popular and free music festival that has been taking place each year in France, internationally and in South Africa since 2010. In Johannesburg it has become a great platform for both renowned and upcoming talents to make… Read more
  • 2020-BloomingSoundsCALL-FB-header
    Music

    Blooming Sounds from Joburg

    Music talent set to bloom with original sound from Con Hill The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), in partnership with TOTAL South Africa, in association with Kaya FM and with producer Bassline, is excited to announce the top six up-and-coming Gauteng-based artists who will be performing at… Read more

Follow us:

 

Join the Culture Newsletter

Contact

Tel. (+27) 11 403 0458
Fax. (+27) 11 403 0465