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My Miriam Makeba Story

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  • Start Date

    Apr 29 2019
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  • Duration

    90 mins

This musical production will celebrate the legacy and music of Miriam Makeba, fondly known as Mama Africa, through the years. You will hear songs ranging from her most popular hits like “Phatha Phatha” to less known gems like “Suliram” (an Indonesian lullaby). Vocalist, Sima Mashazi spent parts of 2016 and early 2017 on stages in Cape Town, New York and St. Louis, portraying a younger version of the legendary Makeba in Mama Africa, a musical about Makeba’s often tumultuous life. Her voice has been lauded as “angelic” by reviewers. She was told that she was chosen because there is a clarity and sweetness to her voice that is reminiscent of Makeba’s distinctive tone. Sima and her band will celebrate Makeba’s music and will share the stories behind the songs. It will be both a trip down memory lane as well as a tribute to Mama Africa’s incredible musical journey!


29 April
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R24.00 and R15.00 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695