Gig Review: Karen Zoid @ Atterbury Theatre

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On Saturday night @BaasDeBeer and I made our way to the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria East to catch Karen Zoid (one of the legends of SA Music) live in concert. We arrived at the venue just in time for show and made our way to our seats.

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I was extremely amped to see Karen Zoid live for the first time since Oppikoppi 2012 Sweet Thing and I must say that she blew the capacity crowd away with her live performance and crowd interaction skills. She played a few old favorites like “Small Room”, “Deurmekaar”, “Meisie wat haar potlood kou”, “Aeroplane Jane” and a few of her newer tracks like “Anine” (a song that she wrote for a rape victim).

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Zoid also amazed the crowd when she introduced her mystery guest artist for the evening, Dorothy Mosuka. Mosuka gained fame in the 1950’s when she performed with the legendary Miriam Makeba. Even though this lady is almost 80 years old she proved that she still has what it takes when it comes to live performances. Her voice is still phenomenal.

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Saturday night’s Karen Zoid performance at Atterbury Theatre is definitely proof that SA Music is alive and well. It was definitely one of the best performances that I’ve seen in 2013. Great news is that she will be heading back into the studio soon and that we can expect a new album in 2014.

What did you think of the Karen Zoid show on Saturday? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome.

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