It has been a decade since the passing of South Africa’s most loved Queen of African Pop, Brenda Fassie, and for 10 years the nation has never forgotten how she truly changed the South African music landscape. Recognised as the ‘Madonna of the Township’ by Times Magazine, she was the soundtrack of the country and her infectious love of life and music moved a nation to have fun in spite of the then Apartheid dispensation, while ensuring that there were relevant messages and themes.
In remembrance of her significant contributions to the music industry and the nation, S’khonyana Productions together with Bongani Fassie aims to celebrate this unforgettable global Icon through The Brenda Fassie Legacy Tour. This tour will encompass a series of cultural events, concerts, film, art and a myriad of activities.
“After 10 years of my mother’s passing we will celebrate her life and the legacy she left behind. As she was South Africa’s daughter and a global icon, we are inviting the entire country to celebrate her moments and music that will last forever.” said Bongani Fassie.
The project will celebrate the life and music of her iconic status, with a very strong emphasis on community involvement and as such it will enhance and provoke the interaction and involvement of people throughout the continent.
The launch took place on the 09th May 2014 on Live AMP – SABC 1, The Brenda Fassie Legacy Tour will travel through all 9 provinces from October to December 2014, showcasing some of the best South African and International artists’ musical talents. Moreover, the artists will record the longest song, which will be a reversion of Brenda Fassie’s “Weekend Special”. This 120-minute reversion to be released end June 2014, will feature Ice Prince, The Soil and more artists are encouraged to take part in this once in a life time, history making opportunity.
Brenda Fassie patrons are encouraged to look out for the mobile billboard, which will also travel countrywide, where fans can meet and greet artists who will be part of the Brenda Fassie Legacy Tour.