SA’s queen of pop, the late Brenda Fassie is to be honoured with a legacy tour, ten years after her passing.
Fassie, affectionately called ‘Mabrr’ by her fans is today still one of the best selling artists this country has ever seen.
Her long list of hit songs includes ‘Black President’ which was dedicated to the late former President Nelson Mandela, ‘Weekend special’, ‘Vul’indlela’ and ‘Too late for mama’.
Tonight fans will get to experience a one hour special dedicated to the pop legend’s memory as local artists including her son Bongani Fassie and Vusi Nova pay tribute to her.
The music special will be broadcast live from the Johannesburg Urban Brew Studios on SABC 1’s Live Amp at 9pm tonight.
The event will also serve as the official launch of the Brenda Fassie Legacy Tour which will take place across all nine provinces till the end of the year.
The tour will feature a number of events such as the release of a 100 minute song ‘Weekend special’ featuring 40 local and international artists, a photographic exhibition, a talent search tour and a remembrance service.
Brenda Fassie died on 9 May 2004.