A glitzy red carpet affair was laid out for the launch of The Voice 2016. There was a mood of palpable excitement in the air as media snapped away at artists enjoying the red carpet treatment! On arrivals guests and VIPs were treated to an electric violin performance by Kristel Birkholtz in The Bubble.
These laser tech guys are always tinkering about and today Munki and I tried out a new concept, the Butterfly Bow for the Laser Violin act. The effect is a wide butterfly-shaped arc on either end of the bow which washes over the the audience as I performed violin to a mesmerizing house track. The crowd all had their phones out trying to capture the laser show, but this is the kind of act that you have to experience live!
As early morning light shone through the tree-shaded patio of Klein Kaap Boutique Hotel, a surprise Bubble awaited the guests wafting in for breakfast.
In such an enchanting setting I just had to include some classical numbers in the violin repertoire like Pachelbell’s Canon in D.
While my stop in and out of Tanzania was short, I was there long enough to experience that Dar es Salaam is indeed a vibrant and friendly city! I was there to perform electric laser violin for a 4G launch.
Travelling with lasers and electric violins is an interesting experience as airport security staff are concerned by all wires and gadgets. So I usually offer to play them a tune on the violin to show that I am actually travelling with a real musical instrument.