Abuse concert has a great line-up

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

Don't miss Artists United Against Women and Child Abuse between December 7 and December 15 at the State Theatre in Pretoria.

It is a very worthy initiative and the line-up includes Ringo Madlingozi, Ladies in Jazz, Thandiswa Mazwai, Zamajobe and Ntando.

Anikki Maswanganye of Ladies in Jazz said: "The campaign focuses on matters relating to women's human rights, namely the 16 Days of Activism: No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign.

"Abuse against any and all women is a no-no in our vocabulary. Respect women, who by bringing children into this world, are the reason for everyone's existence.

"Do not tolerate abuse against women and children because they are very special. Let us make this an everyday struggle," Maswanganye said.

Kicking off the campaign on Friday is Ladies in Jazz. Formed in 1998, the all-women's group will be sharing the stage with Ringo Madlingozi.

Dubbed the king of Xhosa ballads, Madlingozi is one of South Africa's top artists.

On Saturday, Afro-jazz lovers will be entertained by the popular Zamajobe Sithole.

Then on December 14, the hit of the moment, Ntando Bangani, will shake the State Theatre. Bangani, whose album, Uhambo Lwami, is receiving massive airplay, is a very talented and popular singer.

Since he entered the music industry, Bangani has given many artists a run for their money, simply because fans recognise his talent.

Thandiswa Mazwai will wrap up the musical campaign in her usual super style on December 15. Mazwai, who burst onto the music scene as lead vocalist and songwriter of the award-winning group Bongo Maffin, has made a huge effect in the industry.

All these artists will liven up the State Theatre in Pretoria for a very worthy cause. All shows start at 7.30pm and tickets cost R60.