From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is both a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This triple-story glass museum, designed by renowned the Cape Town architect and urban planner, Lucien le Grange, links the V&A Waterfront with the Robben Island Museum and incorporates the passenger ferry terminal. Also included are various exhibition areas, an auditorium, and museum shop.
The following performances have been scheduled for Museum Night. Please check the programmes on the night.
19:30 – 20:30
Manny Walters -
Manny Walters is a distinct South African Singer-Songwriter with influences rooted deeply in rhythm and blues, rock , and soul music.South African singer/songwriter Manny Walters may describe his sound as 'electric rhythm & blues/garage soul', but, whatever designation you choose to apply, one thing is clear - Manny Walters is imbued with an intuitive and instinctive musicality that is rare indeed in its authenticity and gravitas.
Influenced by Richie Havens, Prince, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Tracy Chapman and Sly Stone, Walters delivers his socially conscious and intelligently poised lyricism with the kind of passionate, soulful intensity that is as timeless in its ambition as it is inspirational in its contemporary appeal, the grit-flecked, raw soul of his commanding voice profoundly resonant in its ability to captivate the listener.
Having released his debut EP ”Anecdotes” and a new album in production, Walters is the kind of emerging artist who will readily find favor with those who desire music that appeals to the conscience just as easily as it satisfies the soul.