Metro FM Dj and Musician Unathi will be launching her first Live DVD in her home province of the Eastern Cape. The launch concert will take place in Port Elizabeth, at the Boardwalk ICC on 19 July 2013.
Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, Unathi moved to Johannesburg after acquiring her tertiary qualifications from Universiteit van Utrecht in The Netherlands and Rhodes University. The singer and media personality has always paid homage to her Eastern Cape roots over the years.
She said in a media statement that she wants to say “thank you” to the people of province that helped raise her, she has decided to celebrate a major achievement in her career at home in the Eastern Cape.
This event will be the official national launch of her just released live concert DVD.
The Boardwalk ICC was also only recently opened in December 2012 with Jonathan Butler opening the venue. Unathi will be only the second musician to perform there. The DVD will be filmed with 13 HD cameras and in 5.1 surround sound, and captures the spirit and the soul of the event.
The entire project has been developed and financed by Unathi herself. She said: “I am very clear in understanding the importance of investing in South African music and my own career. Too many of our artists die young or fade away, and it is very sad.”
A follow up concert in support of the live DVD will take place in Cape Town on 11 September at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino.