Carnegie Hall Citywide: Lorraine Klaasen
Lorraine Klaasen is South African music royalty. The daughter of renowned jazz singer Thandi Klaasen, she honors the vibrant musical traditions that were born in the townships: the poor, racially segregated urban areas of South Africa’s apartheid era. Influenced by such South African legends as Miriam Makeba—the inspiration for her 2013 JUNO Award–winning tribute album—Klaasen makes the music her own with her impassioned singing and dynamic stage presence.
Part of: Carnegie Hall Citywide
·· Medad Ernest, Piano
·· Mongezi Ntaka, Guitar
·· Andre Whiteman, Bass
·· Demetrius Whitney, Drums
Lead support for Carnegie Hall Citywide is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.