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Chris Walker, Regina Belle bring their iconic stage collabo to SA, December 

A double dose of nostalgia awaits South African concert goers as American musicians, Chris Walker and Regina Belle prepare for a two-city tour in December following their sold-out, stellar performances in the country nearly four years ago.

South African concert goers are in for a treat this December as the legendary American musicians, Chris Walker and the Grammy award-winning Regina Belle, bring their iconic stage collaboration to the Durban ICC and Sun City Super Bowl in the North West.

The two musos make their return to SA shores after their 2019 sold-out performances for the Soul and Jazz Experience.

A soulful vocalist and jazz bassist, Walker has distinguished himself as both a valuable sideman and featured performer across the jazz, R&B and Gospel genres. 

His iconic musical relationship with Belle dates back to the early 1990s, when he toured with her before becoming a musical director. After noticing his voice, Belle gradually worked his vocals into her act. Walker credits her for teaching him to find his voice.

After his 2019 sold-out show performance at the Sun Arena in Pretoria, US music muso Chris Walker will be back for a two city performance at the Durban ICC and Sun City Super Bowl in the North West in December.

According to organisers T&S Platinum Concerts, the ‘Giving You All My Love‘ singer will take fans back down memory lane of his distinguished catalogue of hits including ‘How Do You Heal a Broken Heart‘ from his popular albums, ‘First Time‘, ‘Sincerely Yours‘ and ‘We’re In This Love TogetherA Tribute to Al Jarreau‘.

The multi-award winning singer, songwriter and actress, Belle will belt out some of her greatest hits including ‘Make It Like It Was‘ and ‘Baby Come To Me‘ – her most notable duets, both with Peabo Bryson – and ‘If I Could‘, and ‘This Is Love‘. Though her musical roots are in gospel, which she grew up singing in church, Belle has over the years move gracefully between various genres, notably R&B and Jazz as a singer-songwriter before professionally taking up music as a career in the mid 1980s. The Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA) lists Belle one of their most notable alumnis from Rutgers University, where she studied both Africana Studies and Music, and became the first female vocalist with the school’s jazz ensemble.

Chris Walker and Regina Belle pose for a picture during their 2019 tour to South Africa. Image: Belle Instagram.

Fans of her trademark, smooth sultry love vocals can expect to sing along to more electrifying hits from her 1987 hit debut album, ‘All By Myself‘, 1989 ‘Stay with Me‘, her third studio offering ‘Passion, platinum selling ‘This Is Regina!‘ and more.

Perfectly tying in with wider tourism efforts to promote South Africa as a major tourist and business event destination, the tour will kick off at the Durban ICC on Friday, December 1 at 7pm, and then move to the Sun City Super Bowl Sunday, December 3 from 6pm.

Tickets are sold at Ticketpro from R690. 

Temoso Mokoena
Temoso Mokoena
Temoso Mokoena is a tech and sneaker enthusiast who likes to stay neutral in all things.
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