Top-selling SA artist Zahara t

Top-selling SA artist Zahara to perform in London

Multi award-winning South African singer, songwriter & guitarist, Zahara, and her 7-piece band, will fly into the UK to perform a one-off show at London’s O2ShepherdsBush Empire on Sunday 30th November 2014.

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Born in Phumlani village, near East London in the Eastern Cape, Zahara grew up listening to the late Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka & Rebecca Malope. She joined her school’s choir at the age of six and taught herself to play guitar at ‘varsity.

Signed to DJ Sbu & TK Nciza’s label TS Records, her debut album Loliwe has sold over 800,000 copies to date and has achieved double platinum status. Her second album “Phendula” went platinum within 7 days of it’s release and the single “Phendula” hit No.1 in South Africa’s iTune charts within hours.


In 2011 she was the last artist to give a private performance for Nelson Mandela at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, which led to her collaboration with the poet Mzwakhe Mbuli on the album’s tribute track “Nelson Mandela”. Both artists were invited to perform at the Mandela Bay Stadium Memorial concert in Port Elizabeth on 13thDecember 2013 and for the state funeral at Qunu on 15th December 2013.

Zahara’s music is loosely termed Afrosoul – likened to a mixture of Tracy Chapman, India Arie and the Nigerian singer A?a – and she sings in both her native language, Xhosa, and English.

The success of her Afrosoul hits led to her being featured on the cover of SA Rolling Stone magazine as early as 2012 under the title “One Nation Under Her Groove. Zahara. The Tale of a Country Girl and How she Became a Superstar”

Tickets are on sale, priced £35 seated/£30 standing and are available from:-

Box Office: 08444 77 1000 /  / 0871 220 0260 / 020 7734 8932 in-person from

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on show days 4-6pm & 6:30-9:30-pm (no booking fee for cash sales)

Stargreen, Argyll St., Oxford Circus 9am-7pm daily

For further information, please contact  / 020 7376 4456