Lorraine Klaasen: A Tribute To Miriam Makeba: Feb 23, 2013

Batuki Music Society presents

A Tribute To Miriam Makeba

Lorraine Klaasen is one of the few South African artists who have preserved the classic sound of ‘Township music’, which continues to be the most distinctive sound to come out of South Africa. Born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, Lorraine has electrified audiences worldwide with her dynamic stage presence and showmanship.  Her latest show and accompanying CD are a tribute to the legendary songstress Miriam Makeba, a close friend of Klaasen’s and her mother – the incomparable Thandi Klaasen.

In a fitting homage, Lorraine and her band do ‘Auntie Miriam’ justice with energetic and heartfelt renditions of South African classic and traditional folk songs, including those that Miriam Makeba brought to the masses like Pata Pata, The Click Song and Jolinkomo, as well as Lorraine’s own compositions inspired by the lady herself.

featuring Assane Seck (guitar), Sebastian Andre Whiteman (bass), & Moïse Yawo Matey (percussion)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Daniels Spectrum
Ada Slaight Hall
585 Dundas St. East, Toronto

entry 8:00 PM | show 9:00 PM

Tickets NOW available at these locations:
African Drums & Art Crafts 618 Dundas St. W
Nharo! 543 Danforth Ave.
Soundscapes 572 College St.

$20 advance | $25 at the door

In celebration of Black History Month!

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bonus video: Lorraine as tour guide for South Africa CBC-TV DOC ZONE: Africa On The Move; May 2010 (World Cup)

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Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage

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