Jazz diva Gloria Bosman

By Drum Digital
24 March 2011

It's been a little over three years since the Amaqwati singer released a full-length album. But there's been a good reason – the bubbly 37-year-old alto has been slaving away on stage productions and musicals, most notably in Hugh Masekela's Songs of Migration. We catch up with legendary jazz singer Gloria Bosman and hear about her upcoming album release...

So we hear Bra Hugh refuses to pose with women wearing weaves. Is that why you've gone bald?

Yes, he's quite famous for that now – it's his thing and he does it to everyone. Anyway, it's Bra Hugh and I guess he can pose with whoever he chooses. As for me, I never wear weaves. It's been two years now since I went bald... I wanted a bit of a change. I was just daring myself. The first person to see me bald was Sibongile Khumalo and her first reaction was, "You're so brave!"

I suppose you have to be brave to be on stage – was showbiz always a dream of yours?

Not really; I wanted to study. I was interested in engineering because I was fascinated with wires. But music had a way of finding me.

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