THOKOZA in I SING FOR FREEDOM
Jackie Onassis Theatre
120 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
THE WOMEN OF
THOKOZA RETURN IN I SING FOR FREEDOM
Sundays at 5:00pm
"…Their music is full of tight harmonies, blended perfectly.”
NEIL GENZLINGER, The New York
By popular demand, THOKOZA, a group of six South
African and African women, all "of a certain age,” will return Off-Broadway in I
SING FOR FREEDOM, Sundays at 5:00pm at the Jackie Onassis Theatre
beginning January 26th, 2014. I SING FOR FREEDOM played
an extended run at Baruch Performing Arts Center from June to December of 2013.
Conceived and directed by Thuli
Dumakude, I SING FOR FREEDOM is a unique theatrical event featuring
women with a collective total of over 130 years of singing experience.
Together, they sing music that they love and that makes them feel free, often
in six-part harmony, always acapella and unamplified. Ranging from Southern
church gospel to traditional South African Township songs, THOKOZA (meaning
"joyfulness” or "happiness” in Zulu) is a celebratory experience, overflowing with
rich and valuable history.
The New York Times says, "Not only does their music sound intricate and
effortless, but their banter — a crucial part of the show — does, too. They
seem to have the comfort level of old friends…”
Thuli Dumakude was born in Durbin, South Africa. She has acted
internationally, playing varied roles, from Rafiki on Broadway in The
Lion King for 2 ½ years to Lady Macbeth in A Zulu
Macbeth. She was the featured soloist in the movie Cry Freedom.
Joining Dumakude in I SING FOR FREEDOM are Ghanniyya Green,
Brenda Fair, Silindile Sokuto, and Debbie Carter.
THOKOZA in I SING FOR FREEDOM is produced by
veteran Broadway and Off-Broadway producer Eric Krebs, in association
with The Tank Ltd, and will play in the heart of Times Square at the Jackie
Onassis Theatre, 120 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th
Ave. Performances are Sundays at 5:00pm, beginning January 26th.
All tickets are $30, $25 for Groups of 10+, and Students/Seniors are $20
cash/day of with ID. To purchase, visit www.TheaterMania.com
or call 866-811-4111.
In addition to these public performances, the women of THOKOZA
are also available for touring appearances throughout the Greater New York City
area and beyond. Interested venues and organizations may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-967-7079.
More information is available at www.THOKOZA.org