Thandiswa who has not released any music in seven years is finally giving her fans a new offering called Balede. The album is a jazz tribute named after Thandiswa’s late mother.
It is her third album and her first studio album in seven years. “Making this album was a sonic delight and I feel blessed to have been able to sing some of these songs and pay tribute to some of the most rebellious and monumental musicians of my time.”
The former Bongo Muffin band member said about the latest offering, “I’ve reimagined these songs for a new space and time, and what’s interesting is that even though a lot of these songs were written as rebel music against Apartheid, they still make sense in South Africa now. They still have the same impact, ask the same questions and evoke the same actions.”
She worked with drummer Ayanda Sikade, pianist Nduduzo Makhathini and bassist Herbie Tsoaeli and the album is to be released on 25 November.
The public are invited to celebrate with the legendary singer when she launches Belede on Thursday 24th of November at The Soweto Theatre.