Press Release

Thandiswa Mazwai presents A Letter To Azania

For over 20 years Thandiswa Mazwai has been one of the most influential South African Musicians of this generation, and on the 24th of November she will present a powerful live show entitled A Letter To Azania at Johannesburg’s Lyric Theatre.

In this show Thandiswa is set to use her music to weave the threads that illustrate her early politicization and her visions of a place called Azania.

With A Letter To Azania she engages the idea that freedom is a restless place and that we have not reached Azania.

On the 24th of November at Gold Reef City’s famed The Lyric Theatre “I will reveal intimate details of my childhood and my search for Azania and what it has come to mean,” says Thandiswa who is both, “Nervous and excited because I have never done a show so personal.”

In this audio visual experience curated by KingThaLive in collaboration with Blackmotion Productions, expect a range of sounds that have influenced Thandiswa’s recordings and performances over the years: Jazz, Kwaito, Afro Funk, Reggae, Gospel and Traditional music.

There will be songs from her own albums and renditions of tracks by some of her favourite musicians. Tickets are priced between R200 and R400.

A VIP ticket will cost R500, they are available at Computicket on