SELIM KAGEE

Selim’s signature sound is defined by a romantic combination of classical and pop influences, finding expression in English & Italian songs which compliment his warm, richly textured classical voice.

His debut album, produced in collaboration with leading South African songwriter and producer Clive Ridgway, is due for release this year. It showcases a carefully chosen combination of original and popular cover songs, which are romantic and contemporary in their feel.

Among the original songs by Kagee and Ridgway are Cry for Love (sung in English and Italian) and Listen To Your Heart (a Bollywood inspired ballad produced by leading world music specialists Lynne Holmes-Ganief of Desert Rose Music).

The covers include classic Italian favourites such as Caruso, Notte de Luce (Nights in White Satin), Mi Mancherai, Vincero Perdero and the evergreen Always On My Mind.

The Cape Town-based singer has been training vocally for the past 10 years and has performed leading roles in popular musical theatre classics such as The King and I, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music and The Boyfriend.

Solo career highlights include 2010 World Cup Fan Park performances, an exclusive performance at former President Thabo Mbeki’s Residence, as well as various corporate events around the country including Sun City and Zambia.

With his soulful sound and heartfelt sincerity and presence in his vocal delivery, Selim Kagee is poised to become one of South AfricaĆ­s top classical crossover artists.