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What: 🎵 Thandiswa - Sankofa in Cape Town

Thandiswa - Sankofa in Cape Town


Where: 🕳 Artscape

How much:

🎟️ R600.00Webtickets

Award winning musician Thandiswa returns to the Artscape Theatre after her sold-out show in 2023 with music from her new album Sankofa (to be launched in May 2024

Sankofa is a Twi word from the Akan people of Ghana. It means to “go back and fetch what has been left behind.” In our journeys we may lose our sense of self, our history, our will to fight. We may lose language or ways of being. Sankofa invites us to go back and fetch what has been lost so that we can return whole.
Recorded in Johannesburg, Dakar, and New York, Sankofa combines archival Xhosa music, jazz and west African music. Largely developed with co-composer Tendai Shoko, it includes tracks produced by Meshell Ndegeocello and Nduduzo Makhatini. The Sankofa Live show will present this music alongside Thandiswa’s old classics. Her first solo album, Zabalaza, celebrates 20 years in 2024.

Duration: 90Min

Kindly note Artscape provides wheelchair seating. You can book directly via this website but should you require assistance please call Artscape Dial-a- Seat on 021 421 76 95 who will assist with navigation and booking.