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Emperors Palace celebrates Portuguese culture

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Emperors Palace will celebrate Portuguese culture in February with Fado singing sensation, Nathalie, and the crowning of Miss Portugal South Africa 2017.

Dubbed the fresh face of Fado, Nathalie will perform with the renowned Soweto String Quartet in the Theatre of Marcellus on 24 February at 20h00.  Regarded the soul music of Portugal, Fado, is arguably the oldest urban folk music in the world and in 2011 it was recognised as UNESCO World Heritage.

Nathalie shot to fame after the success of her award winning debut album in 2007.  Her massive popularity saw her travelling around the globe to perform at world music festivals, which saw her introduce Fado to a diverse range of audiences.  And in 2011 she was awarded with the “Amalia Rodrigues Medal of Merit” on behalf of the Amalia Rodrigues Foundation, recognising her as an “ambassador of Fado” outside of Portugal.  Nathalie’s latest album, Fado Além, was released early in 2016 and saw her clinch four International Portuguese Music Awards

The official crowning of Miss Portugal South Africa 2017 will take place in the Theatre of Marcellus on                   25 February at 20h00.  What promises to be a spectacular production celebrating women, culture and Portuguese values, the pageant will feature talented artists and dazzling gowns.  The pageant winner will travel to Lisbon to represent the South African Portuguese Community at the international pageant in July later this year.

Tickets to Nathalie’s must-see Fado show starts from R550 per person and tickets to the glittering pageant starts from R350 per person.  Special dinner and show packages available and no children under the age of six years will be permitted.  For more information and bookings contact the Emperors Palace Box Office on 011 928 1297/1213, or visit www.emperorspalace.com or www.computicket.com,

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