Booy­sen’s prophetic, hy­brid sound to trans­port Bay au­di­ence

The Herald (South Africa) - - Leisure -

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,

cingiwe.skosana@gmail.com,

or Nomg­cobo Mk­ize,

nomg­cobomk­ize@gmail.com,

or call 041-586-2256.

THAT FLOWER LADY: Singer Mar­iloe Booy­sen is set to per­form at Jazz’Afro Sun­days at the PE Opera House

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