MIRIAM MAKEBA FOREVER! (14 MAY)
FEATURING FEM BELLING, THANDO AND RUTH ROGERS WRIGHT
STONNINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL
Born in Johannesburg in 1932, Miriam Makeba was a deeply influential vocalist and civil rights activist. Known as ‘Mama Africa’, the Grammy Award winner was a pioneer in popularizing African music round the world
Across her forty year career she collaborated with artists including Nina Simone, Hugh Masekela, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Simon and Harry Belfonte, producing a body of work that spanned jazz, soul, folk, rhythm and blues and African traditional. After testifying against the South African apartheid before the United Nations her South African citizenship and right to return home were revoked. As a woman with no country, Guinea, Belgium and Ghana came to Miriam Makeba’s aid issuing her international passports and she became an honorary citizen in ten countries, making her a musician and citizen of the world.
For this specially commissioned one-off show, three of Melbourne’s finest vocalists explore and reinterpret the musical work and influence of this extraordinary musician. Backed by a six-piece band made up of members of Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and Royal Swazi Spa, this is a show not to be missed.
Tickets: $40 Full, $35 Concession (+transaction fee)
Duration: 90 minutes (No interval)
Seating: General Admission. Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.
Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre you will only be permitted to re-enter at the discretion of the front of house supervisor. Entry will only be permitted during suitable break in the performance.
If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.