Mazwai set to thrill at Cape arts festival

2011-01-15 19:10

Multi award-winning singer Thandiswa Mazwai is one of the main attractions at this year’s Suidoosterfees.

The yearly arts festival – featuring music, theatre, dance, visuals arts and film – runs from January 25 to 30 at the Artscape Centre in Cape Town.

Mazwai, also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Bongo Maffin, will give a solo performance on Saturday January 29 in the kykNET Theatre.

Bongo Maffin, the pioneers who popularised kwaito in South Africa, won several music awards at the South African Music Awards (Sama) and the Metro FM Music awards.

Mazwai’s talent was not immediately spotted when she entered the Shell Road to Fame talent show years ago.

But her voice caught the attention of well-known musician and producer Don Laka, who included her in Bongo Maffin.

Her first solo album Zabalaza was released in 2004, followed by Ibokwe in 2009.

She won a Sama for Best Female Artist and Best African Contemporary Album in 2005 for Zabalaza.

Last year, she received three Sama nominations for the album Ibokwe.

City Press is a media partner of the concert.

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