The Older Persons Advocacy Network’s (OPAN) has announced world-famous crooner, Kamahl, 87, is set to headline the OPAN Christmas in July concert.
The charismatic Kamahl says he’s more than ready to hit the stage again.
“It’s great to be back on stage after the last two years of COVID,” says Kamahl.
The Australian music icon will perform in front of a special guest audience on July 12 at
Sydney’s Beresford Hotel. The hour-long event will also be streamed live.
“Our particular focus is older people living in residential aged care since they have perhaps
borne the brunt of COVID-19 restrictions,” said OPAN CEO, Craig Gear.
“But it certainly hasn’t been easy for older people at home, either. We hope everybody can
enjoy the fun.
“Christmas in July is a great way for older people to connect with family and loved ones after a tough couple of years.’’
Kamahl has recorded more than 30 gold and platinum albums in a musical career spanning
more than 60 years. Highlights include performances at the London Palladium, Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House and Big Day Out.
Mr Gear said the much-loved performer embodied OPAN’s message of active ageing.
“Kamahl makes a mockery of the myth that people have a use-by date. He’s a shining example of the many ways in which older people contribute to a better, richer society.”
At 87, Kamahl isn’t thinking about retiring any time soon. He recently returned from Melbourne where he has been rehearsing for a new musical, which is still under wraps.
“You only retire from things you don’t like doing,” he said. “I love what I do.
For more information, go to https://opan.org.au/events/christmas-in-july-kamahl/