South African singer and songwriter, Carlo Abrahams, is back with a new musical production – set to entertain audiences throughout the lockdown, via the comfort of your own home.
I CAN-CER VIVE with Carlo Abrahams, Elwira Standili and Cheswyn Ray, is the latest concert experience that Abrahams is excited to offer to his devout audiences.
The Worcester-born artist, Carlo Abrahams, together with former Idols finalist Elwira Standili and Maak My Famous winner Cheswyn Ray, will perform on 12 September 2020 and is excited to bring “a concert like no other” to audiences watching online.
“It’s been such a tough time for artists across South Africa this year, but the lockdown hasn’t stopped my love for entertaining and being on stage. I wanted to put this concert together to spread the love and to encourage everyone to be a part of this musical journey,” shares Abrahams.
The ‘I CAN-CER VIVE’ campaign is aimed at those who conquered cancer and rose victoriously. Fellow musicians and good friends, Standili and Ray, will join forces with Abrahams to celebrate the strength and perseverance of all survivors.
Says Abrahams: “We are putting a full programme together so that everyone will be entertained by our performance. We will be performing most popular secular songs with one or two gospel songs added to the mix.”
Last year Abrahams hosted a similar concert in Worcester, with all the proceeds of this event went mainly to CANSA – benefiting people that passed away with cancer.
Having lost his father to cancer in November 2015, Abrahams says he can relate to the devastating effect this dreadful disease has on people.
“Somehow, we all have been affected and know someone who has succumbed to this monster. Initially, cancer seems like a death sentence, but the close family and friends who help fight this enemy know that one is far from being helpless. Treatment options are getting more affordable and the rate of recovery, ever increasing,” he explains.
He adds: “Beyond a shadow of doubt, these survivors reach for their dreams as they find joy and happiness once more and that’s why it’s important to musical artists such as myself and the others joining me for the concert, to highlight this noteworthy cause.”
Paying tribute to his father, Abrahams wrote and recorded the single “Dad I Miss You” in November 2018 (which is currently available at all leading digital platforms).
Every cloud indeed, has a silver lining. Abrahams says this year’s event is set to benefit our cancer survivors.
“This year once again I choose to donate all proceedings once again to CANSA, benefiting the Boland/Overberg region. Sometimes we tend to forget what about our survivors, but they really need to be kept motivated. They still need us.”
Tickets for this much-anticipated show can be purchased via www.quicket.co.za and are priced between R50 each.
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CARLO ABRAHAMS BIOGRAPHY
The Worcester-born singer is making waves with the release of his début EP “Still Standing” that was released in August 2015.
Carlo’s 1st single, Got Me To Smile, which was released September 2014 gained various radio airplay throughout South Africa and the world – thanks to its release on ITunes, Reverbnation and SoundCloud.
His Single was also No. 7 on the Reverbnation R&B/SOUL charts for South Africa. Carlo’s EP features two new singles “Still Standing” and “Just Dance”.
This gifted young man is also a powerful and anointed gospel singer. When he minister gospel music in praise and worship he gives his all lifting up the Glorious name of our Heavenly Father.
Carlo is currently one of the worship team leaders at AFM Greenhaven, Greatbrak River under Senior Pastor Leon Prinsloo.
In the Western Cape, Carlo is well-known for his anointing voice and shared the gospel stage with well-known gospel artists/musicians such as Jonathan Rubain, Dumisani, House of Davids, DonVino, Kunjalo, Basic, Byron Hendricks, etc. Carlo also embraced his talent with international Gospel artists Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Bishop Hezekiah Walker.
In 2016, Carlo moved to George and he is currently on the move in the Southern Cape.
Carlo is currently ministering the gospel of Christ through his anointed gift and enjoying stages such as Diaz Festival, AFM Southern Cape Conference and the list continues.
Carlo, who is qualified and whose day job requires him to work within the Water Sector within the Western Cape Province, began singing his career while still at primary school where he sang as a soloist in the Victoria Park School Choir in Worcester.
If that wasn’t enough, he joined the local church choir and immediately fell in love with the art of music.