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A one-off concert with Sibongile Khumalo will feature a selection of her old repertoire, as well as some new material. She will also introduce a new artist signed to her record label.
SIBONGILE Khumalo, one of South Africa’s best-loved singers, will perform in a once-off concert at the Joburg Theatre on 21 March, Human Rights Day.


Sibongile KhumaloSibongile Khumalo's fans can expect a trip down memory laneHer show, A Spirit Ascending, will highlight her considerable vocal talents and take the audience on a journey through her old and new repertoire.

A special aspect of the concert will be her introduction of Sifiso Khanyile, who is stepping up to the microphone as the first artist to be signed to Khumalo’s record label, Magnolia Vision Records (MVR). Khanyile will be premiering as a solo performer after years of serving as a backing singer.

Khumalo began performing intensively in 1992, after she had obtained her Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Zululand and honours in the History of Music from Wits University. She is known for her involvement in jazz, South African indigenous music and opera, and has toured the world to perform all three of these genres.

She has also won a myriad of awards for roles ranging from musician to woman of substance. Some of these include: the 1993 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music; 1997 South African Music Awards for best female performance and best adult contemporary performance; 2001 Standard/Tribute Woman of Substance; 2003 Sama for best female performance; and 2007 University of South Africa honorary licentiate in music.

She has expanded her career to encompass producing and directing, which was the impetus for the creation of her record label in 2007.

Her performance promises to combine her usual magic with the thrill of her new show.

The show takes place at the complex’s Mandela Theatre at 6pm, and tickets are R150, R180, R200 and R230 for the VIP box. Joburg Theatre tickets are now only directly available from the theatre, either online for print-at-home tickets, on the new direct ticketing line on 0861 670 670.

Joburg Theatre is on Loveday Street, with parking facilities on the corner of Simmonds Street and Stiemens Road. The theatre complex is made up of the Mandela Theatre, the Fringe Theatre, the People’s Theatre and

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