SUTRA MAGAZINE attended the soul diva Regina Belle’s concert on 28 November 2007, at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town, South Africa.
And what a spectacular performance it was!
Accompanied by Phil Perry and Glen Jones, Regina Belle put up one of the most memorable performances that Cape Town, South Africa has ever seen!With many R&B ballads under her belt, this Grammy Award winner left many fans breathless with her smooth soulful sultry sounds!
Regina Belle surfaced as a creative, charming soloist on the urban contemporary scene. Born in New Jersey, Regina’s music career began in gospel, although she was also fascinated by R&B during her youth. Belle performed in a New Jersey vocal band, and her tertiary education encompassed opera and jazz.
Regina captivated the audience with accounts of past experiences and songs that had great significance in her life, the sentiment and passion she feels toward music and her fans were clearly illuminated. “People will see that I love God, that I love my family and that I absolutely love music. – Regina Belle”
By the words of Phil Perry, former band member of Earth Wind & Fire, “the concert and genre of music is old school mixed with the new, if there was no old school, there would be no new school, and it’s all about the Blues…!”
The concert was a breathtaking, set of much-loved R&B staples, swinging jazz standards, moody torch songs and old school classics – all conveyed in Belle’s intense choice of words and the lingering fire in her voice.
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