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French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 2

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 2
 
The South African artist Thandiswa Mazwai performed on 25 May during the Metis Festival at the Théâtre Jean Vilar, near Paris. The cultural meeting celebrating South African music will end on June 22. Esther Thwadi-Yimbu

As South Africans gear up to celebrate centenary celebrations in honour of the late Nelson Mandela, the French Metis Festival has been giving a platform to South African artists, like renowned jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai. The 42-year-old singing sensation, renowned for her funky hair partly shaved on both sides and braids, sat down to talk to our correspondent Esther Thwadi-Yimbu about her latest album called Belede. In this second part series, Mazwai opens up about the last moments of the apartheid.


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