Musicians to celebrate African women

Johannesburg – Female guitarists will team up to celebrate African women through music, for the first time at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on February 15.

  Musician Zahara, Msaki and Berita will share the stage during the event. Zahara who signed a resident deal with Emperors Palace last year is looking forward to the ‘night of the girls’.

  Zahara, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, said the concert will encourage female musicians to support and love each other. “I look forward to share the stage with both Msaki and Berita.  I have absolute respect for them and regard them as my little sisters. This is just a celebration of music with guitar girls. We are going to have fun while entertaining the audience,” she said.

  Zahara explained that the upcoming performance was not part of her residency that she has with the entertainment place. “This is just a performance and it is not part of my residency. My residency which will feature many artists will start in April.”

  Msaki has established herself as the voice of the current generation, and her composing abilities shines in hits like Imfama Ziyabona, Ungazilibali and Nal’ithemba among others.

Berita is an award-winning artist from Zimbabwe, who sings in isiXhosa with some of her popular hits being Thandolwethu and Ndicel’ikiss.

  The organiser of the event, Thato Radebe said the aim of this event was to uplift women in music, and show that they can fill big venues by themselves.

  “We have also decided to partner with female-owned businesses in putting together the concert; the aim is to empower women, and that is something we believe should happen every day.”

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