UNRELEASED TRACKS AND ATMOSPHERIC ELEMENTS
Night Under the Stars(NUTS) will on Friday 09th April 2021 welcome Vaughn Ahrens on stage for his first solo performance under the NUTS project by the Goethe-Institut Namibia. The concert in the courtyard with Ray Mup on keys and bass begins at 19h00.
“This concert will feature unreleased tracks from my sophomore album and some from my early career, ” said Ahrens who has been pursuing his musical career since about 2016.
His first EP in 2017 earned significant radio play, which lead to his debut album ‘Songs for Wednesdays’ in late 2018. The singer, songwriter and guitarist thinks his music has developed over the years to incorporate more, as he is not fond of being confined to one genre alone.
“My earlier sound was more about what I think people want to hear and with my sophomore album, it’s more band orientated and incorporates a wider range of sounds and influences,” he said.
In 2019, Ahrens walked away with the Best Afrikaans award at the Namibia Annual Music Awards(NAMAs)for his track ‘Amen’ before he made a contribution to the soundtrack of the land of the Brave film. As many other creatives, Ahrens was thereafter challenged by the Corona pandemic and explored other avenues that he thinks made valuable contributions to his current musical status.
Entrance is 20 NAD and seats are limited due to social distancing regulations; first come, first serve. The concert will also be live-streamed on the Goethe-Institut Namibia Facebook page for those who can’t make the event or who prefer to enjoy the show from home.