Women in Music honour Joe Nina in 30-year celebration of greatness

Joe Nina celebrates 30 years in music

“We strongly believe that this is a much-needed event to celebrate our legend…”

Women in Music in partnership with the Market Theatre presents Joe Nina, a celebration of 30 years of greatness on the 28th November 2020. The music extravaganza will pay homage and celebrate music giant Joe Nina for his contribution to South African music. This is done to honour South Africa’s living human treasures.

Women in Music is a concept coined by the renowned South African female bassist, Portia Sibiya, who has worked with various artists including: the legendary band Stimela, Thandiswa Mazwai, Tshepo Tshola, Lira, Ringo Madlingozi, Zim Nqawana and many others.

Women in Music is not merely a ‘concept’ but a band too with an ardent devotion to women empowerment through musical skills impartation. Albeit led and predominantly consists of women as backing vocalists, the band is also integrated with men. Therefore, the one-day event will feature a thrilling line-up: Brenda Mtambo, Sliq Angel, Thobile Makhonyane, Steve Kekana, Sbu Dludlu and Matshepiso Mokone.  

“Our Legends are mostly not celebrated while they are still alive and Women In Music felt the need to celebrate Joe Nina who has inspired and changed a lot of people’s lives and touched a lot of people’s hearts through music,” explains Sibiya.

Sibiya adds that “We strongly believe that this is a much-needed event to celebrate our Legend Mr Joe Nina Henry Makhosini Xaba.”

Following a successful career in music which spans over a decade Sibiya has taken the initiative to impart some of her experience and talent with Women of South Africa. A move that’s often spoken of, however, not quite implemented. Sibiya, a doer by nature took the hard task of mobilizing the country’s finest female band and ensuring that they all come together on what would be deemed as a rare occasion as all of them will be the centre piece of the show at once with the thorns.

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This event will bring eminent music with experience which reflects life as it happens, you will be serenaded with authentic vibe and soul connection the stage presence will have.

On Drums: Nozipho Mnguni, a female drummer from Mamelodi who also has worked with the likes of Simphiwe Dana, Sibongile Khumalo, Thandiswa, Vusi Nova, Joe Nina, will be accompanying the audience with a calming sound and rhythm. 

Nthabiseng Mokoena, also a female saxophonist who has studied music at the Music Academy of Gauteng will see to it that the spectators witness her presence.

And six backing vocalists together with the Thorns gracing the stage.

Tickets prices at R350 general and R550 VIP available at web ticket and box office or via Pick ‘n Pay.

By Vuyokazi Mdlungu