Lorraine KlaasenTribute to Miriam Makeba
Category:World Music Album of the Year
Lorraine Klaasen, eclectic performer extraordinaire, is the daughter of the famous South African singer, Thandie Klaasen, one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite singers and an indisputable South African legend. Born and raised in South Africa, she has called Montreal, Canada her home since 1979. Lorraine’s dynamic stage presence and showmanship have captivated fans of world music, jazz and African music throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe for many years. In fact, Klaasen is a virtual embodiment of cultural diversity. Performing in English, French, Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Lingala, Greek and Hebrew, as well as over twelve African dialects, audiences are spellbound by her winning combination of humour, charisma and savoir faire. Musicologist, singer and choreographer, Klaasen is highly adept at conveying emotion through movement and dance – an integral and distinctive expression of African song.