Wednesday September 18, 2019



Lira at Italian Movie Premier ahead of European Tour with Hugh Masekela...

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Lira at Italian Movie Premier ahead of European Tour with Hugh Masekela…

Lira spent the weekend in Sicily attending the Taormina Film Festival run by film industry veteran Deborah Young where Lira's debut appearance in a full feature has been selected.

The film is called The Italian Consul and starts renowned Italian actress Giuliana De Sio and Lira as the co-lead. The film was short listed as the only Italian (South African co-production) film represented in the Mediterranean section of the festival.

The film which was shot in Cape Town has already received an additional invitation for Japan and given that this is a very prominent fringe festival it has the potential to be selected for Toronto and Montreal.

A highlight of the weekend was when Lira was invited to sit at the same dinner table as Oliver Stone in honour of his achievements hosted post viewing his second re-cut of Alexander. Lira dazzled the audience and ended up being requested by Oliver Stone to sing a song which blew everyone away resulting in a lot of attention around Lira both at the venue and later across various Italian television and print media opportunities.

Lira noted that Mirriam Makeba was the last African artist to perform at the Teatro Del Greco (the same giant outdoor theatre where the viewing of the main films took place) the very venue that Lira performed two songs at this weekend and graced everyone with her presence rounding off a magical event.

Lira is currently in Rome and available for interviews to talk about the forthcoming European dates. For more detail on the tour please go to

To book an interview with Lira please contact Maria Hadjidimitriadis at Sony music Entertainment on Tel: +27 11 274 5000 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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