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us: Masuka, Dorothy

  • [Individual was an Afropop Hall of Fame inductee and an Order of Ikhamanga in Silver awardee.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Auntie Dorothy
    • us: Aunty Dot
    • us: Dorothy, Auntie
    • us: Dot, Aunty
    • us: Sis Do
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Bulawayo (Zimbabwe)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Zimbabwe
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Troubadour Records (Firm)
        • Organization: Golden Rhythm Crooners (Musical group)
    • Organization

        Troubadour Records (Firm)
    • Organization

        Golden Rhythm Crooners (Musical group)
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  • Sources

    • found: Mango, 1992: label (Dorothy Masuka)
    • found: Int. dict. of Black composers, 1999 (Masuko, Dorothy; b. 1935, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; popularly known as Aunty Dot or Sis Do)
    • found: African musicians profiles website, viewed Sep. 4, 2013 (Dorothy Masuka; father originally from Zambia, her mother was Zulu; family moved to South Africa when she was 12 and she attended school in Johannesburg; performed in exile in Malawi and Tanzania in 1960s and 1970s)
    • found: BBC, Music website, Dorothy Masuka: the definitive collection, released 2002, viewed Sep. 4, 2013 ("Auntie Dorothy"; technically Zimbabwean; many of her well-known songs are in Ndebele language, similar to Kwazulu)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 21, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Masuka, Dorothy; Dorothy 'Notsokolo' Masuka; composer, arranger, popular singer; born in 1935 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; recorded with Troubadour Records, Johannesburg (1952); rose to fame with the Golden Rhythm Crooners; released Hamba Notsokolo (1950s); composed her own songs; reinvigorated career through album Pata Pata (1990); received the greatest acclaim with archival re-release of biggest hits on album Hamba Notsokolo (1995); was inducted into the Afropop Hall of Fame, New York (2002); received Order of Ikhamanga in Silver by the Presidency of South Africa (2006))
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was an Afropop Hall of Fame inductee and an Order of Ikhamanga in Silver awardee.]
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    • 1994-09-20: new
    • 2015-07-26: revised
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