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Thandiswa - Letter to Azania

Saturday Nov 24 20:00       Gold Reef City Casino and Entertainment Complex, Northern Park Way, Ormonde
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Rebel singer Thandiswa Mazwai is a South African music icon and one of the country's most influential contemporary performers. Previously best known as the lead singer of kwaito group Bongo Maffin, the singer went solo in 2005 with great success, and her meteoric rise to South African music royalty was cemented with the critically acclaimed debut solo album Zabalaza.

Never one to shy away from socio-political issues in her music or in her public life, Thandiswa (who also goes by the names Red and Gunzah Blaze)'s music is richly layered with references to traditional and contemporary sounds including traditional Xhosa rhythms, Mbaqanga, reggae, kwaito, funk and jazz. Meanwhile her mesmerising stage presence is unparalleled, with the UK's Guardian newspaper famously referring to her as "South Africa's finest female contemporary singer" following her powerful performance at Hugh Masekela's 2011 Remember Mama Afrika show in London.

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Nov 24 2018 20:00
Lyric Theatre
Gold Reef City Casino and Entertainment Complex, Northern Park Way, Ormonde
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Lyric Theatre

Gold Reef City Casino and Entertainment Complex, Northern Park Way, Ormonde
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