Judith Sephuma is one of my favorite South African jazz vocalists. She’s beginning a nationwide tour to promote her latest album, I am Living Testimony. Her tour kicks off at West End in Cape Town where she performs this weekend on September 24th and 25th. On December 3, she performs at the Centenary Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth and at Meropa Casino in Polo-kwane on December 15. Sephuma’s last show of the tour is February 4 at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City in Johannesburg where she plans to film a live DVD.
Her new album is testimony to her musical journey and follows in the footsteps of her previous albums, A Cry, A Smile, A Dance and New Beginnings, and Change is Here. I am Living Testimony is a gift to Sephuma’s diverse and loyal fan base.
Sephuma says: “In creating this album, I wanted to give something really good to my fans. They are the ones who motivate me to write songs – and with the help of some of the best producers in the industry craft each song just right.”
Driven by personal reflection Sephuma is deeply committed to her fans. “Her new album embodies love in all its different facets and this theme flows through every song, giving the record a simplicity that has a powerful and lasting impact. One song, which reflects her emotional side is Write Me a Letter. It’s a beautiful song in which Sephuma showcases her vocal ability as a singer.”
I plan to attend Judith Sephuma’s performance at West End on Sunday afternoon, September 25. The tickets to her live performance are very reasonable at $18.