Catch singer Thulile Zama pay homage to the legendary Miriam Makeba

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jan 20, 2018

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Durban - The acclaimed singer Thulile Zama pays homage to the legendary Miriam Makeba in her review A Tribute to Mama Africa next weekend.

This versatile performer brings her latest theatrical offering to Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale, west of Durban, on January 27.

Singer, actor, UN goodwill ambassador and human rights activist Makeba put African songs on the map in the 1960s. She was also associated with Afropop, jazz, and world music.

Makeba was such an influence on Zama and her band that she found it fitting to do a tribute to the legendary singer. She and her band have chosen songs from different eras of Makeba’s illustrious career, including favourites like Pata Pata and The Click Song, but also ballads such as the powerful Promise.

“We are inviting people from all backgrounds and ages to come to this show, as we are honouring a legendary South African musician who we want to keep alive throughout generations,” said Zama.

The band includes David Smith on keyboards, Rebekah Doty on drums and Sbusiso Mkhonza on bass guitar. This recital is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that aims to foster support for live music. Tickets are R30. Show starts at 7pm.

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