LORRAINE KLAASEN

July 30, 2017, 7:30 pm

Born and raised in Soweto, South Africa, Lorraine has electrified audiences world-wide with her dynamic voice and stage presence. Winner of the 2013 Juno Award for World Music, her sound transcends all borders. Lorraine Klaasen, the daughter of legendary South African Jazz singer Thandie 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, 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.

Visit Lorraine’s website: http://fliartists.com/artists/global-roots/lorraine-klaasen/

Co-Sponsored by Environmental Recovery Corporation