Flower power for Barn show
Jazz singer-songwriter Mariloe Booysen will perform at the PE Opera House’s next Jazz’Afro Sundays session on Sunday at the Barn Theatre.
Booysen, affectionately known as That Flower Lady, is a dynamic singer, songwriter and actress who graduated with a BA in drama from the University of Pretoria.
“Simple, reflective, pause-for-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 great influences of jazz. She calls the genre “Zazzo”, a word created to describe her distinctive sounds and melodies.
Booysen is also the brains behind Zazzo Entertainment, which has produced the Open Mic show on Port Elizabeth television station Bay TV.
She completed courses in classical training and broadcasting at Montgomery College in the US.
After releasing her first single with US producer Trey Andre, she competed in the Bama Awards in 2012 and won the best female vocalist category in Port Elizabeth.
The Barn show will be at 5pm and tickets are R70 (R50 for pensioners). Seating is limited.
● Bookings can be arranged through Cingiwe Skosana, firstname.lastname@example.org , or Nomgcobo Mkize, email@example.com , or call 041-586-2256.
HYBRID SOUND: Jazz singer-songwriter Mariloe Booysen
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