‘Mama Africa’ is a tribute to the music of South Africa and Miriam Makeba. The BJO and Tutu Puoane have chosen from South Africa's extensive repertoire. The songs have been rearranged by a team of BJO composers to yield the unique BJO spirit: exciting and adventurous, with a slight African touch.
Tutu Puoane grew up in South Africa and began her professional career in Johannesburg at the age of eighteen. She was discovered by Jack Van Poll and moved to Europe. Tutu Puoane is now one of the most remarkable female jazzsingers of the Benelux.
In May 2011 the album received the South African Music Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Album".Purchase the CD