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ABOUT

"Music is healing... Even when sometimes

you don't know all the ingredients."

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SINGER

Thabisa

South African

artist

Singer, songwriter, activist, wife, mother... Thabisa does it all. Using her voice as a sound piece for inspiration and change, Thabisa blends elements of African jazz, Afropop, soul and funk in a style that is distinctively her own. Soulful yet sultry, her electrifying voice and boundless energy captivate audiences each time she steps on stage.

Born and raised in South Africa, Thabisa's music draws heavily from the highs and lows of ordinary life to create an experience that is both personal and uplifting. Her two albums Eyodidi (2015) and The Journey (2013) - both recorded in South Africa - incorporate the languages of Xhosa, Zulu, Venda, and English, and touch our ears and hearts with words of encouragement and inspiration. Gifted with a name that means "to make others happy," Thabisa is an artist not to be missed.

Recognition &

Notable Performances

Awards & gigs

  • 1st place at Step, Stroll, Singsational Competition hosted by AKA North Atlantic Region, March 2020

  • International Festival of Arts & Ideas (main stage), New Haven, CT, June 2019

  • The Carol Autorino Center for the Arts, Uni of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT, November 2018

  • Trinity Church on the Green, World Refugee Day, New Haven, CT, June 2018

  • Best video nomination at South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMA), 2013

  • Top 18 finish at Idols South Africa, 2012

Albums

Independent

artist

Eyodidi (Tammy Music, 2015)

The Journey (Tammy Music, 2013)