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« Sisters in Song » : Remembering Makeba

One day tribute to Mama Africa

Joburg Theatre & the Miriam Makeba Foundation present a one day tribute show on Sunday, 28 August in honour of the late Dr. Miriam Makeba. Legendary mamas Dorothy Masuku and Abigail Kubeka, supported by Zenzi Makeba Lee (granddaughter of the legendary Miriam Makeba,) aim to deliver a riveting nostalgic experience.

Sister in Song - Honouring Miriam Makeba

Sister in Song – Honouring Miriam Makeba

This enchanting artistic line-up has an impressive combination of “Living Legends” in the South African entertainment industry – both Dorothy Masuku and Abigail Kubeka, delivering first-hand measures of the inherent power of their voices, and of South African Women, that will evoke memories and the Spirit of the late Mama.

Mrs. Dorothy Masuku and the equally esteemed Mrs. Abigail Kubeka, have been performing for more than 50 years and we recognize that they are still incomparable performers.

The pivotal nature and significance of Women’s month not only impacts South Africans in all our diversity, history and attributes, it also is one of the milestones in our cultural calendar that encourages social cohesion within society.

The supporting acts include the St. Stithians Choir, backed by the irrepressible sounds of the National School Of The Arts.

After all is said and done, their inclusion on the afternoon’s line-up embodies the dreams, aspirations and plans of the late Dr. Miriam Makeba.

Mama Africa’s vision has always been to preserve the African history, to embrace in Unity the diverse culture and languages of the Continent; learning from one another through arts, craft, music and language. A Mother, Songstress, Ambassador, Humanitarian, Activist, Patriot, Philanthropist symbolizing the Flame of Unity in Cultural Diversity.

 

« Honestly, I’m just a little old singer, I am not a politician, I’m not an economist or anything of the sort. I just wish that people could be soldiers. We can can all be soldiers not to fight against each other but to fight against poverty, illnesses, disease, greed and all the ills of the world, you know just be an army for all goodness, » – the late her Excellency Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Miriam Makeba

 

 

Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, 1989. 6th “Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival”, Saint Denis, France

Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone, 1989. 6th “Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival”, Saint Denis, France

 

Book your tickets now. Tickets range from R150 – R250 and are available online at www.joburgtheatre.com or 011 877 6853 / 011 877 6917

 

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