Saturday, 31 March is Thandiswa Mazwai’s birthday and she wants all her sisters to celebrate with her at the Newtown Music Factory on KING THA DAY. “I’m inviting my sisters to a women only gig on my birthday in celebration of their resilience and strength,” she says. “It is an attempt to strengthen the sisterhood and together imagine new worlds. We will come together in one space to celebrate our unique power.”
The KING THA DAY programme will kick off at 4pm with a market, talks and poetry in the small venue. Speakers include author and Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, lesbian activist and filmmaker Bev Ditsie and Arts Editor Milisuthando Bongela. Young Artist Award Winner for Jazz Thandi Ntuli and Ntsiki Mazwai will perform on the main stage before King Tha and the all-female band she established five years ago.
“All who identify as womxn or are gender nonconforming are welcome at KING THA DAY,” says King Tha. “I have chosen to share my birthday with a room full of women to bask in their power and magic. On the night, we will create a Supernova: We will shine a thousand times brighter than the sun and our light will be seen for a billion years to come. Our coming together may even create new galaxies, new worlds”
Tickets are available for R250 on https://www.quicket.co.za/events/42285-kingtha-day-thandiswa-mazwai-birthday-event/#/