Judith Sephuma: The Queen of Afro Jazz at the Silo District

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Silo Concerts, in partnership with Hendricks Gin, are back to entertain visitors to the Waterfront’s neighborhood. This year they are bringing world-renowned artist Judith Sephuma to the Silo District on the 7th of April, 2023. The concert is free, and we can expect a performance from one of our time’s most acclaimed and versatile singers.

Sephuma is known for her multilingual and diverse music style, which includes Jazz, Gospel, Afro-soul, and many more. Her music has been dominating the airwaves for close to two decades, and she is an internationally acclaimed songstress and a multi-award-winning artist.

From Seshego to the world stage

Born in Seshego and raised in Polokwane, Limpopo, Judith Sephuma moved to Cape Town in 1994 to study Jazz vocals. In 1997, she graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Performer’s Diploma in Jazz. She later won the “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the Old Mutual Jazz Into the Future competition in 1999. That same year, she was signed with the African division of BMG.

A Cry, A Smile, A Dance

In 2001, Judith released her debut album “A Cry, A Smile, A Dance,” which was met with critical acclaim. The album became triple platinum, and since then, Judith has been attracting interest and praise from Jazz, Afro-soul, and Gospel music lovers worldwide. She has worked with and shared the stage with international artists like Bebe Winans, Oletta Adams, Jonathan Butler, Al Jarreau, Randy Crawford, and Chaka Khan.

A prolific and versatile artist

Judith Sephuma’s career continues to rise, and her growth as an artist and individual is demonstrated by the mastery of her craft with every new album she releases. She has released several albums, including “New Beginnings” (2005), “Change is Here” (2008), “I Am A Living Testimony” (2011), “A Legacy Live in Concert” (2012; CD and DVD), “One Word” (2015), “My Worship – Live” (2017), and her most recent album, “Power of Dreams” (2019).

The Power of Dreams

“Power of Dreams” is a masterpiece that showcases Judith’s growth as an artist and a person. According to her, the album is the result of two years of self-discovery and provokes thoughts and emotions through music. The album features some of the most incredible songs, including “Power of Dreams,” “Neither of Us,” and “Ntshwarele.” The album is a testimony to Judith’s versatility as an artist and a must-listen for any music lover.

The Queen of Afro Jazz

Judith Sephuma is undoubtedly one of our time’s most prolific and versatile artists. Her music has transcended borders and cultures, and her voice has enchanted and inspired millions of people worldwide. Her performance at the Silo District is a unique opportunity to experience the power and soul of her music, and we can’t wait to see her live on stage.

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