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- Thandiswa Mazwai will perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts in Washington DC next month.
- She will also perform at the Lincoln Centre in New York during the same month.
- Last month, Mazwai was recognised as a gay icon at the 2023 Feather Awards.
Zabalaza hitmaker Thandiswa Mazwai is headed to the United States for a “tiny desk” performance next month.
She shared the news in a since-deleted ambiguous post on Wednesday morning.
“The nerve!!!! Do you know that someone called me from Washington DC asking me to come perform at their office!!! To make it worse, they don’t have a stage, just some tiny desk!!!!!” Mazwai wrote alongside laughing and celebratory emojis.
Per Apple Podcasts, Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music features musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen’s desk at the NPR office. Artists such as Sam Smith, Usher, Charlie Wilson, Babyface, and many others have already been featured.
In another post, Mazwai confirmed that filming would take place on 16 January, adding she “would love to have some of you in the room” when it happens.
Other South African artists who have featured on Tiny Desk are Black Coffee and Black Motion in 2021.
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The Bongo Maffin vocalist also shared that she would be playing at the Lincoln Centre in New York on 14 January.
Last month, King Tha, as Mazwai is known, received the Simon Nkoli Award at the 2023 Feather Awards.
Simon Tseko Nkoli was a gay activist and anti-apartheid leader who fought for freedom and social justice in South Africa.
“I have been many things, but something I’ve always wanted to be is a gay icon, and tonight, I can safely say that I have that honour. In this room, in this community, I found a home; I found safety; some of the people in this room are people that radicalised me, that taught me how to move in the world and reminded me that I was enough, the way that I am, and that’s the thing I’m most grateful for,” Mazwai said as she received the award.