Toronto: Batuki Music presents a Tribute to Miriam Makeba featuring Lorraine Klaasen
- Batuki Music Society presents LORRAINE KLAASEN: A Tribute To Miriam Makeba
a fitting homage to 'Auntie Miriam' with energetic and heartfelt renditions of South African classic and traditional folk songs.
Saturday February 23, 2013
Ada Slaight Hall, Daniel's Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E.
Doors 8 PM Concert 9 PM
Tickets: $20 advance | $25 at the door
available online: http://www.batukimusic.com/
and at these locations:
Soundscapes - 572 College St
African Drums & Art Crafts - 618 Dundas St W
Nharo! - 543 Danforth Ave
In celebration of Black History Month!
info, audio, video, photos - http://bit.ly/RpvWN4
Lorraine Klaasen - http://lorraineklaasen.com/
Justin Time Records - http://bit.ly/TEQUmF
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 featuring Assane Seck (guitar), Sebastian Andre Whiteman (bass), & Moï¿½se Yawo Matey (percussion) 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.
Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage.