An intimate acoustic experience with legendary musicians in historic Sophiatown – not to be missed!
On Sunday 14 February Sophiatown will welcome ‘home’ Africa’s foremost female vocalist and composer: Mama Dorothy Masuku in a timeless experience to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
In the heydays of 1950s Sophiatown, a 16-year-old Dorothy Masuku walked in the footsteps of her mentor Dolly Rathebe with her good friend Miriam Makeba: this month Mama Dorothy will pay tribute to those legends in her own special way – on Valentine’s Day – the day when we celebrate love and the people in our lives who support us and inspire us.
Treading the boards at Sophiatown the Mix Mama Dorothy will be ably supported by a trio of masterful musicians, directed by virtuoso left hand-guitarist Bheki Khoza.
Commenting on this upcoming appearance, Mama D said: “It will be wonderful to be back in Sophiatown – the place where we were free to connect with anyone of any race and background; today that vibe is returning, and I am delighted to bring my music to the place I once lived among South Africa’s finest artists, musicians, writers and activists. This month marks 60 years since I performed at Father Huddleston’s leaving concert at the Odin Cinema in Sophiatown: I can’t quite believe I’ll be back singing again – this time paying tribute to those who are dearest to us, in a brand new venue”.
Date: Sunday 14 February at 17:30; venue: Sophiatown the Mix: 71 Toby Street Sophiatown.