Booysen’s prophetic, hybrid sound to transport Bay audience
Jazz singer-songwriter Mariloe Booysen will perform at the PE Opera House’s next Jazz’Afro Sundays session at the Barn Theatre this weekend.
Booysen, affectionately known as That Flower Lady, is a dynamic singer, songwriter and actress who graduated with a BA in drama at the University of Pretoria.
“Simple, reflective, pausefor-thought and prophetic words” is how she describes her style.
Booysen’s sound is a hybrid of several genres such as RnB and soul, with jazz influences.
Booysen is also the brains behind Zazzo Entertainment, which has produced the Open Mic show on Port Elizabeth television station Bay TV.
As an artist, Booysen has worked with US rappers such as Ezko Bars and Johannesburg producers such as Luke M and Yuki Monolog.
She completed courses in classical training and broadcasting at Montgomery College in the US. After releasing her first single with the US producer Trey Andre, she competed in the Bama Awards in 2012, and won the best female vocalist category in Port Elizabeth.
She has also performed in Washington DC, New York, and Virginia in the US; she was also invited by the SA Embassy to perform at the annual Freedom Day picnic in Washington.
The show is at 5pm on Sunday and tickets are R70 (R50 for pensioners). Seating is limited.
● Bookings can be arranged through Cingiwe Skosana,
or Nomgcobo Mkize,
or call 041-586-2256.
THAT FLOWER LADY: Singer Mariloe Booysen is set to perform at Jazz’Afro Sundays at the PE Opera House