Vocalist Thulile Zama honors Makeba’s legacy
Seaman’s Institute, Saturday 27 January
In association with Concerts SA and Seaman’s Corner, iSupport Music Business present “A Tribute to Mama Africa” which pays homage to the legendary Miriam Makeba- brought to you by Thulile Zama. This versatile vocalist aims to keep us inspired in her latest musical theatre performance, taking place at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Saturday 27 January at 7pm.
Miriam Makeba, who was a vocalist and human rights activist, was the first soloist to put African melodies abroad in the 1960s. She is well acknowledged throughout the world and also known as ‘Mama Africa’. Miriam Makeba influenced Thulile Zama and her band members to such an extent that she found it fitting to do a tribute in honour of Mama Africa. She and her band have chosen songs from different eras of Makeba’s illustrious career, including favorites like Pata Pata and Click song, but also ballads like Promise and some heart wrenching offerings.
“We are inviting people from all backgrounds and ages to come watch this show, as we are honouring a legendary South African musician that we want to keep alive throughout generations.” Says Zama
The band will be made up of Thulile Zama on vocals, David Smith on keys, Rebekah Doty on drums and Sbusiso Mkhonza on bass guitar.
This concert is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.
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Saturday 27 January
Seaman’s Corner, Unit 3, Hammarsdale
7pm//R30 at the door
The use of “Miriam Makeba®” courtesy of the ZM Makeba Trust and Siyandisa Music (PTY) Ltd.