JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG
South African-born Toby Tobias shares his story of hope during a time of war and upheaval across three continents, from Johannesburg to Jerusalem... then here.
Toby shares the vivid tale of his life in South Africa under the rule of an apartheid government, then in an Israel on the brink of battle for it's own identity, before finding a home, and many stark parallels, in the United States of America.
JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG performs at theaters, colleges, conferences, festivals, libraries, middle and high schools, and religious and community centers.
His inspiring story and his original songs will enlighten, entertain and touch your heart. Come along on the Journey. Contact Toby below.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG
“...do not miss this poignant tribute to love, understanding and true harmony amongst all peoples.”
– Wendy Carson, IndyFringe Indianapolis
...a presenter with hard-earned worldly wisdom and a desire to share it in order to make the world a better place.”
– Edward Plough, Professor, Chair of Artists & Lecturers Series,
Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale NY
"Toby Tobias delivers a magnetic stage presence... from his start in Johannesburg, a land that ignited his passions while crushing the lives of his countrymen, to Jerusalem, where he explored his ideals, to his eventual settling in New York where he discovered his true gifts as a proud American while coming to terms with being a son of South Africa, Tobias will enthrall and elucidate audiences with his euphonious voice and expert guitar playing."
– Amy Pettinella, Perfect Strangers: IndyFringe Indianapolis
JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG
FEATURED ON PATV LONG ISLAND
Interview with Singer-Songwriter Toby Tobias and Producer Jon Goldstein on PATV Long Island, Lake Success NY, July 27, 2018
"'Toby Tobias’s “Journey From Johannesburg” is an electrifying and inspirational performance with a heart-felt message about the importance of love and tolerance as told through Toby’s journey from Johannesburg to Jerusalem and New York. Don’t miss seeing Toby’s uplifting performance!"
- Judy Vladimir, Director of Development, Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center
"Thank you Toby for a wonderful show (and full house) this past Sunday at the Commack Public Library. We received so many compliments, not only on your musical performance, but on your story also which so many described as moving and inspirational. So glad we had you here! All the best!"
- Nancy Pasciewicz, Director of Programming, Commack Public Library
"With the timing of a master storyteller and the songs of a great musician, Toby took us on a journey through the highs and lows of his fascinating life."
- Veronica Reynolds, Head of Community Relations, New City Public Library
"Toby's message & musical skill, combined with his philosophy and his compassion for humanity, are worth sharing among the members of every community."
- Anita Baumann, Adult Services, Woodbury Public Library