Live Review: Samantha Daly

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Live Review by Samantha Daly, Khuluma. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) “Bearing Witness to Love and Hope” In the interest of full disclosure I have to confess I am a Lliane Loots fan, and have been since I (very naively) walked into my first contemporary dance lecture […] Read More

Live Review: Tammy Ballantyne

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Live Review by Tammy Ballantyne, Khuluma. (Review of “Hope”, a music and dance collaboration between Shannon Hope and the Flatfoot Dance Company) “HOPE – Loots’ Love Song To Her Dancers” A grand piano slouches quietly downstage, lit by a solitary spotlight, as we enter the auditorium of the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Heavy rain spatters down onto cobblestones and […] Read More

Rap Jumping

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Pretending to be a superhero is one of my favourite favourite things to do! I was in Johannesburg for an event recently, just at the right time to visit the Pure Rush team for a rap jump off the Anstey’s Building. I used to rap jump a lot about 12 years ago, and finally got […] Read More

Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2014

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“What is the true measure of success? Is it accolades, fame and riches? Durban-based pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope believes it is not.”  Each year, the Mail & Guardian release a special edition acknowledging 200 young South Africans, aged 35 and under, who contribute to the diversity and upliftment of our beautiful country with […] Read More

Interview: Tonight (IOL)

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“Acoustic Intimacy Brings New Hope” by Therese Owen. The ever-inventive Shannon Hope has embarked on a new and challenging project. Called Shannon Hope – The Bedroom Sessions, she films herself while performing on the piano in her bedroom and then posts the footage on YouTube. “I literally record in my tiniest dungeon of a bedroom,” […] Read More

THE BEDROOM SESSIONS: FALL FOR YOU

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Another original video in [ the bedroom sessions ] YouTube series is “Fall For You”, comin’ at ya live from the corner of my bedroom. This song has grown quite a bit over the last year, so I thought it was time for an updated version. Can’t wait to hear this track with a full […] Read More

THE BEDROOM SESSIONS: COURSE OF HEARTS

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The latest video in [ the bedroom sessions ] YouTube series is “Course Of Hearts”. It’s a new piano duet song I’ve been working on, and I thought I’d put together a demo version video, comin’ at ya from the corner of my bedroom. The audio was recorded using GarageBand for iPad, and I added […] Read More

Interview: Cosmopolitan Magazine

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“True happiness comes from losing ourselves in something we’re passionate about.” ~ Cosmopolitan Magazine, January 2014 Miss Hope was interviewed by Cosmopolitan Magazine for the January 2014 issue in a motivating feature about “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”. The article explores one of her core beliefs, the idea that true happiness is inherent in […] Read More

‘BELIEVE’ HAS A VOICE OF ITS OWN

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‘Believe’ is a song that I wrote just after I quit my day job in 2009 to pursue music fulltime, and it’s become an anthem for me in remembering why I started fighting for this crazy dream, and why I have continued to fight for so long. Last year I reworked the song into my […] Read More

D-Tuned Covers Project

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Miss Hope was recently commissioned to reinterpret a selection of songs by various artists as her own, while pushing the boundaries of her preconceived limitations of ability and available technology. D-Tuned is the result. Recorded in 8 tracks or less using GarageBand (iPad), she re-imagined songs by Green Day, The Rolling Stones, Everclear, The Black […] Read More
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