Fassie magic

JERRY Mofokeng has brought back to life the controversial diva Brenda Fassie.

JERRY Mofokeng has brought back to life the controversial diva Brenda Fassie.

Many fans still mourn the queen of bubblegum music who had a superlative voice. She had many imitators but none managed to upstage her.

It is painful to say that in the last five years our country has failed to produce another Fassie. After her death, the music industry failed to produce a single festive season hit.

Mabhrrr the Musical is said to stir the senses and has been embraced by Fassie's critical fans. Mofokeng has not shied away from some of Fassie's ugly history and presents her story warts and all.

For some the musical is a chance to relive their youth and wild days. Others will delight in the chance to be close to their idol again.

Hopefully, the musical will lift the lid on the talent that is so glaringly absent at present.

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