Sophiatown Vibes in KwaMashu
In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents A Tribute to Mama Africa by vocalist Thulile Zama in KwaMashu, Durban. Zama will visit Artizen Restaurant and Lounge on Sunday 3 June at 3pm, with tickets at R50, available at the door.
Thulile Zama will be accompanied by Rebakah Doty on drums, David Smith on keys and Sibusiso Mkhonza on Bass Guitar. Also featuring will be Ulozolo Dancers from KwaMashu.
Zama promises to bring the audience “Rhythmic grooves, beautiful lead vocals and basslines that make you move your feet.”
Miriam Makeba’s career influenced Thulile Zama and her band members to such extent that they found it fitting to do a tribute in the honour of Mama Africa, that they have performed and polished at venues in Pretoria, Hammarsdale, Kloof and Pietermaritzburg. Zama and her band have chosen songs from different eras of Makeba’s illustrious career, including favourites like Pata Pata and Click song, ballads like Promise and the heart wrenching offerings that she penned when she was in exile. Mama Africa was very much influential, musically as well as politically, throughout the continent and this band feels this should be remembered and celebrated.
Makeba was a mother to many musicians and to non-musicians. She played a big role during Apartheid, writing and singing many struggle songs that sent a message abroad and within the country. Her songs addressed issues that South Africa was facing in those difficult times- songs like In the Jungle, Khawuleza and Ibhabhalazi, to name just a few.
This performance is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which 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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Sunday 3 June
Artizen Restaurant and Lounge
Plot 11, Illovo Rd, KwaMashu C
KwaMashu, 4360
Tickets R50 at the door.