This heritage month, the South African State Theatre’s (SAST) online programme presents Season 05, which will be headlined by the award-winning Jazz sensation, Zoë Modiga -in a virtual music concert- as well as the culture and heritage enthusiast, and revered musician Mbuso Khoza, performing Amahubo In Concert. Added to the rich line-up is the archival footage of the renowned story of the late Fela Kuti chronicled in a musical play entitled Fela and The Kalakuta Queens, performed at the State Theatre in 2019.
The State Theatre will be Zoë Modiga’s first stop for a ‘full piece performance’ in 2020. Due to the theatre not being ready to open its doors to the public, fans and music lovers can experience her performance from the comfort of their homes. The concert will premiere on 27 September 2020 at 15:00, on SAST’s online platform. Tickets cost R70 to R100 with early bird special running until 31 August 2020 at Webtickets.
Zoë Modiga is an artist who represents the present and future of South African music drawing from the roots of African storytelling, Jazz composition and Motown soul but creating a sound entirely her own in order to communicate an evolving African sound without losing its essence. Zoë has collaborated with some of South Africa’s finest musicians including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Johnny Clegg, Simphiwe Dana, Louis Maholo, Tshepo Tshola and many more.
On Heritage Day, 24 September, patrons can enjoy the premiere of Amahubo in Concert, where Mbuso Khoza will feature singer Zawadi Yamungu. Khoza says the event seeks to encourage people to embrace and fall in love with their histories.