Events downtown

Apr 28

Thabisa (Folk & Afro-Beat Fusion)
Location: 10 Mayo Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thabisa is a sensational rockstar who fuses world music with folk, jazz, soul, R&B, and Afro-Pop to create an atomic blend of colorful sounds of joy, hope, and longing.

A South African native now residing in New Haven, Connecticut, Thabisa is a dynamic singer/songwriter who rocks the stage with every performance. Her sultry sound spans from raspy transitions as though delivered by Janis Joplin to hip-like chops as if Erykah Badu was her conductor on stage to a smooth operator like Sade while always connecting back to her roots by channeling Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa. Thabisa is more than a songstress, she is a unique sound not yet defined – an experience not to be missed. Thabisa will perform in Xhosa and English.

This upcoming album will feature a wide range of sounds, from Afro-soul, jazz, and afro-beat, that highlight her creativity and storytelling. Her EP in the works is called Petrichor – the smell that emanates from the ground after the rain – and is an exploration of her growth and becoming as an artist and as a person.