During my 2009 – 2010 visit to South Africa I discovered Lira – a talented and popular vocalist. Lira recorded her first album (Soul In Mind) in 2000 and sings a variety of songs including R&B, jazz, afro-pop, and bossa. Her second album, “Feel Good”, was nominated at the South African Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Female Artist, Best R&B Album, Best Single, and Best Video. She has performed throughout South Africa and Europe and appeared at the Cape Town Jazz Festival and the Awesome Africa Festival in Durban.
Other incredible South Africa performers include Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and Judith Sephuma.