An Unforgettable Afternoon With Kamahl
Sunday 30 June
Time: Doors 2.15pm Show 3pm
Cost: From $15
NB. Children under 13 years of age not permitted to this showBOOK TICKETS
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Spend an afternoon with international singing star Kamahl as he relives memories through precious words and soothing songs.
Kamahl, (Kandiah Kamalesvaran) is the name which, for over SIX decades, has identified the music and the unforgettable voice of a man who is one of the most sensational recording stars in Australian history.
Kamahl has lived an unbelievable life as he arrived in Adelaide from Malaysia as a Tamil Hindu schoolboy in the winter of 1953, after a tormented childhood under Japanese occupation, he was a black in an alien white country. A lone teenager speaking poor English, totally unfamiliar with Western music and his only skills were those on the sports fields. Shyly, he learned to sing, desperately seeking attention and acceptance, from pop to the classics, inspired by other great black artists such as Nat King Cole, Paul Robeson and William Warfield, all of whom he met.
The story of his life, which took him from a child in the cow paddocks of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to performing for Presidents and Royalties and to count among his friends some of the great and mighty, is one of the most extraordinary adventures in show business…so come and listen to some unforgettable stories of time gone by and the magical songs synonymous with Kamahl’s unique voice.
Alan Jones plays Kamahl reciting ‘The Soul of Australia’ for Anzac Day 2019