A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

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A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

The daughter of the legendary South-African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, Lorraine is one of the last artists to preserve the classic sound of Township Music. She’ll bring to life the music of one of the greatest African female singers. Co-presented with the Batuki Music Society.

Born and raised in Soweto, Lorraine has electrified audiences worldwide with her dynamic stage presence and showmanship. Lorraine was influenced by South Africa’s musical giants of the 1950’s and 1960’s, such as Miriam Makeba (who was a close friend of Lorraine and Thandie) as well as Dolly Rathebe, Dorothy Masuka, Sophie Mgcina and Busi Mhlongo who frequented her mother’s home.

Her CD A Tribute To Miriam Makeba which won Lorraine the 2013 Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year, is a tribute to the legendary songstress, who remains the most important female vocalist to emerge out of South Africa. Hailed as the ‘Empress of African Song’ and ‘Mama Africa’, she helped bring African music to a global audience in the ’60s. 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 PataThe Click Song and Jolinkomo, as well as Lorraine’s own compositions inspired by the lady herself.

Buy tickets here: https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/concerts/a-tribute-to-miriam-makeba


Batuki Music Society