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Titi Luzipo to shine in ‘Being a Woman’ Concert at Athenaeum this Saturday

By Nceba Dladla - Oct 18, 2017
Titi Luzipo to shine in ‘Being a Woman’ Concert at Athenaeum this Saturday

PORT Elizabeth songstress, Titi Luzipho, will present a musical concert called 'Being a Woman' at the Athenaeun, Athol Fugard Terrace this Saturday, 21 October.

It starts at 7pm and admission is R100 single and R180 double.

“The concept Being a Woman comes from the idea I always had of celebrating women in politics, business, arts and education. Women are coming to the fore yet they are rarely celebrated. This was made possible by the recent events of women in the country being abused physically, sexually, emotionally and even brutally murdered, sadly by people who know them and are claiming to love them, “said Titi who was born into the musically gifted Qwesha family that thinks, breathes, eats and sleeps music.  

Born of the Jazz Diva Vuyelwa Qwesha-Luzipho and having the legendary jazz giant CB Qwesha of ‘Ndisinde O’ Jehova – Save me Oh Thou Jehova’ fame, one of the world’s greatest hymns, Titi burst into the limelight in her teens as a backing vocalist for the US crooner George Benson and the creme de la crème of South African jazz gurus like Feya Faku, McCoy Mrubata, Gloria Bosman and Caiphus Semenya, to be mention but a few.

Titi believes those who were opposed to the revelation of two female students who were allegedly stabbed and raped at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) recently should come out and say: Enough is enough!     

“We must support abused women and encourage them while we discourage abusers and denounce their evil doing, “she said.    

Now, a grown up woman, Johannesburg-based songwriter Titi’s musical abilities were also seen in her recent musical celebration of her upbringing in rendering: #SongsMyMotherTaughtme – “A tribute to massive musical influence my mother has had on my life.”

Former TKZee member and Grammy Award nominee Zwai Bala is recognised as one of the people who played a pivotal role in training and perfecting Titi’s musical-genius and performance.

A gifted Titi who finished a Musical Performance Course and had a short stint as a lecturer at UCT School of Music promised to render almost 80 percent of the music she herself penned. She will include songs by South African women greats like Letta Mbuli, Abegail Kubheka, Yvonne Chaka- Chaka and Mirriam Makeba some of whom she will be celebrating on the day. Some of the songs of course, would be from the beloved #SongMymotherTaughtMe. 

Vuyelwa herself and Titi’s Gauteng-born professional musician colleague Thandi Ntuli would be featuring to colour the event aimed at the young and old, victims as well as male and female supporters of the abominable abuse of iimbokodo – the women.   

People can still book tickets at: 076 943 9456 or 079 457 6939.