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Ami Faku to close SA State Theatre's Women's Month celebrations with 2-day concert

Afro-soul sensation Ami Faku will close this year's Women's Month celebrations with a two-day concert at the South African State Theatre (SAST) in Pretoria on 28 and 29 August 2021.
Under the banner “The year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: Realising Women’s Rights”, Faku will share the billing with six phenomenal female musical geniuses in Afro-soul, Afro-pop and jazz genres. These include Ncamisa Nqana, Amogelang Ralebepa, Dudu Makhoba, Gina Mabasa, ManaKomba and Rivoningo ‘Bonny’ Nkuna.

Image: Supplied
Image: Supplied

From appearing in the singing competition The Voice SA in 2017, Faku undoubtedly accelerated to stardom and became one of the remarkable female vocalists in the country. In 2020, she was named Best Female Artist at the Samas and certified Most Streamed Woman Artist in SA by music streaming platform Deezer. Her debut album Imali (2019) reached gold status, whilst songs “Indle Lendela” and “Imali” both went platinum and “Into Ngawe” clocked triple platinum.

The SAST’s WMC concerts are aimed at celebrating the women of 1956 and countless others that set the tone for gender equality and empowerment in a democratic South Africa. This year marks 65 years since the watershed 1956 women’s march to the Union Buildings in protest of the extension of Pass Laws to women.

Besides music, the State Theatre is also observing WMC with an exhibition Women For The Unification Of Africa by Lindiwe Hlatswayo. The visual art installation is inspired by strong, bold, resilient, empowering and authentic Black women who are occupying spaces that they were previously denied access to. Making use of beadwork as a medium, Hlatswayo depicts women as the water, air, and fire of ‘the African revolution’ - a revolution taking place amongst Africans and the diaspora. The exhibition is now open to the public for free viewing until 29 August.

Tickets are sold only at Webtickets outlets: Website, Pick n Pay counters and the SAST’s box office.

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