Her work has always been inspired by her mother who died when Thandiswa was 15 years old and the writings of people such as Steve Biko and Frantz Fanon , Chinua Achebe and Kwame Nkrumah. She did, however, catch the eye of musician and producer Don Laka , who arranged to include her in a project he was working on. She also began her career in with Bongo Maffin , one of the pioneering bands of Kwaito. Thandiswa Mazwai born 31 March is a South African musician, and is also the lead vocalist and songwriter of Bongo Maffin. After five albums with Bongo Maffin, Thandiswa ventured onto a solo career. The Guardian has called her “South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer.
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Retrieved 9 January She went on to attend Wits Universitywhere she studied English literature and International Relations. Thandiswa Mazwai Live on stage. She has several noteworthy collaborations.
Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately. The trio were regarded as pioneers of the kwaito movement, and their songs like “Fester” and “Chommie” were club hits. Please help by adding reliable sources. She sang the female vocals on “Under African Skies”, which was originally sung by Linda Ronstadt on the Graceland album.
Both her parents, Belede and Thami Mazwai,  were journalists and anti-apartheid political activists, and she recollects that her home was filled with books, articles and thick with political discussions.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Her work has always been inspired by her mother who died when Thandiswa was 15 years old and the writings of people such as Steve Biko and Frantz FanonChinua Achebe and Kwame Nkrumah.
Retrieved 4 August She did, however, catch the eye of musician and producer Don Lakawho nimsa to include her in a project he was working on. Thandiswa Mazwai born 31 March is a South African musician, and is also the lead vocalist and songwriter of Bongo Maffin. This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources.
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Views Read Edit View history. Her music is often deeply political and her compositions include traditional Xhosa rhythms, Mbaqangareggaekwaito and funk and jazz sounds. Thandiswa Mazwai was born in Eastern Cape in — the year of the Soweto Uprising — and grew up almost entirely in SowetoJohannesburgamidst the heavy apartheid township violence of the s.
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After five albums with Bongo Maffin, Thandiswa ventured onto a solo career. South African female singers South African musicians South African singer-songwriters Xhosa people births Living people 21st-century women singers. Traditional Funk Jazz House Afrosoul.
Retrieved from ” https: The Guardian has called her “South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer. This page was last edited on 17 Augustat It was this environment that nurtured her perspective as an artist.
Thandiswa’s first attempt to get noticed occurred at the Shell Road to Fame talent show but Thandiswa did not even make it to the semi-finals round.