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Jun
13

Lira & MiCasa: A Taste of Contemporary South African Music

LIRA & MICASA: SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICIANS WHO PERFORMED AT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 2nd INAUGURATION

On the night of the 2nd Obama inauguration, the continent of Africa was soulfully represented at the Inaugural balls by South African Queen of soul, Lira, and cutting edge House Band MiCasa.

As I finish up my background write up on south Africa as part of expanded context for President Obama’s trip to the continent of Africa, here’s  some music to tap our feet and wiggle our bodies to. As the cliché goes, music is the lifeblood of humanity.

I present solo artist Lira and trio Micasa who were specially invited to represent Africa at the inaugural balls the night of President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration in DC this past January. Both acts were from South Africa and represent the new vibrant face of South Africa and Africa as a whole.

Lira (Lerato Molapo)

Lira did an abrupt career change from accountant to singer to fulfill a passion when she released her debut album, All My Love in 2003  It is no surprise she’s dubbed South Africa’s Queen of Soul and the spirit of Miriam Makeba for a new generation

Phakade

Rise Again

Feel Good

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