Puoane returns to Khayelitsha

Songbird Tutu Puoane returns to Cape Town to perform with her world-class Belgian band at Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha, on Sunday October 8, from 4pm.

The concert forms part of the Jazz in the Native Yards sessions.The two-time SAMA Award winner Puoane’s Quartet tour was made possible by Flanders State of the Art, the northern federated state of Belgium. A trained jazz vocalist, Puoane finished her vocal studies at the College of Music at the University of Cape Town (UCT). After turning down a recording contract with a major South African record company, Puoane decided to grab a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go and study in Europe. She developed, becoming one of the unique jazz vocalists and performers gaining respect in Europe from musicians and audiences alike.

She has released two albums with her band, Song in 2007 and Quiet Now in 2009, which won a SAMA in 2010. Both received critical acclaim.

One of Europes best big bands, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, invited her to work with them, resulting in an album called Mama Africa, celebrating the life and times of Miriam Makeba, which scooped the South African Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2011.

Contact Luvuyo Kakaza at 021 410 9966 for details.