Hanover Park singer and songwriter Daylin Sass returns to the stage next month with the second instalment of his production Daylin Sass Live, as a continued tribute to his late mother.
He will be joined by SAMA nominated singer and songwriter Jodi Jantjies and 14-year-old musical prodigy Sayde Fillis for the show on Saturday September 9 at the Roxy Revue Bar at GrandWest, at 7pm.
Sass was born and raised in Hanover Park. He took his first few steps into the music industry by gaining experience in the New Apostolic Church. Singing in the church choirs and having a music theory background, Daylin officially started gaining more experience in the industry at Wynberg High School where he took part in school shows, the Focus School’s Jazz Festival and was chosen to be one of the Vocalists for The All-Star Band (Cape Town International Jazz Festival) in 2015.
This gave way to Daylin creating his own sound and broadening his versatility with genres like neo soul, jazz, dance pop, club jazz and gospel. He’s also been a backing vocalist and entered numerous singing competitions including Maak My Famous.
The first instalment of Daylin Sass Live was performed last year on September 9 to honour Sass’s late mother, Valda, who passed away in April the same year.
“When this show was put together, I had just lost my mom, and I took a huge step back to just grieve and go through the emotions of losing my mom and getting used to the new way of living without her on my side.
“Like all my other shows, it takes a lot of time and effort to put concepts together that are different, and this show is just one of those things where you know exactly how it’s going to play out. You know exactly what to do, how to do it, and when and which emotions will be evoked in the audience. Simply because it’s real and relatable. Everyone has lost someone in their lifetime making the show very relatable,” he said.
The show will be taking place during Heritage Month, which holds special significance to all three performers.
“My culture is my pride. I might not have the best knowledge of where I come from, but I know who I am and what I stand for. Being born, raised, and still residing in Hanover Park, I’ve seen a lot, I’ve heard a lot, I’ve been through a lot and still am going through a lot. My heritage is mine. It’s important for me to learn about it. We don’t celebrate our heritage as coloured people as much as we need to but we have so much good to speak about/showcase and Heritage Month is the time to learn and speak about who we are as a people’ as a vast group of people with many talents, skill sets and gifts,” said Sass.
Tickets cost R190 through Quicket.