THOKOZA in I SING FOR FREEDOM
Mon, July 1st 2013 at 7pm
Mon, July 15th 2013 at 7pm
Mon, July 22nd 2013 at 7pm
Mon, July 29th 2013 at 7pm
General Admission $20 (use code SING for $10 tickets)
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Five women, all South African and African American with an average age of 62 and a total of over 130 years of singing experience among them, will sing acapella, the music they love most and has made them feel most free. This is a concert experience mixed with the stories of their life experiences.
Thokoza, which means CELEBRATION in Zulu, is conceived and directed by actress Thuli Dumakude, born in Lamontville, Durban in 1949. Thuli acted internationally in plays such as Rafiki, Poppie Nongena, and Bongi to name a few. She played KaMadonsela (Lady Macbeth) in Welcome Msomi’s Umabatha in South Africa and abroad, and featured as a soloist in the movies Cry Freedom, Power of One and Serengeti for Imax Theatre. On Broadway in NYC Thuli was the vocal coach for Sarafina and Sheila’s Day. Currently Thuli is working with 20 rural women in the village of Galibasi in Muden (KZN) doing beadwork. Part of the proceeds from the international sales of the beadwork will go to AIDS organizations in South Africa.
This not-to-be-forgotten music and story-telling experience is presented by Eric Krebs in association with Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, entrance and box office on E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves. The Box Office can be reached at (646) 312-5073 or by email at PerformingArtsCenter@baruch.cuny.edu.
Performance dates and times are June 17, 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, and 19, 2013. All performances are at 7pm. All tickets are $20. The performance is 70 minutes long with no intermission.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College: 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC
For Tickets (646) 312-5073