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us: Fassie, Brenda

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    • us: Fassie, Brenda, 1964-2004
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1964-11-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2004-05-09
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Cape Town (South Africa)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Johannesburg (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) South Africa
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: The Family (Musical group)
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Singers
    • Sources

      • found: African wave [VR], 1998: pt. 1 (Brenda Fassie; South African performer of a blend of disco, soul and Mbaqana, itself a blend of pop and traditional rhythms)
      • found: New York times, May 17, 2004 (Brenda Fassie, 39, South African pop singer; d. May 9, 2004, near Johannesburg)
      • found: All music guide WWW site, June 14, 2005 (Brenda Fassie; b. 1964, Langa, Cape Town, South Africa, d. May 9, 2004, South Africa; vocalist)
      • found: Dictionary of African Biography , accessed January 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Fassie, Brenda; popular singer; born 03 November 1964 in Cape Town, South Africa; her recording and singing career started in earnest when she became the lead singer for Blondie and Pappa's township pop band called The Family; joined Brenda and the Big Dudes (1983) and released the hit single Weekend Special; formed a creative partnership with the township pop composer, arranger, and producer Sello Chicco Twala; the album Too Late for Mama achieved platinum status (1989); earned a South African Music Award (SAMA) for best-selling release of the year (1998); earned a Kora Award for best female artist in Africa (1999); When her album Nomakanjani? went triple platinum, the press dubbed her South Africa's kwaito queen; died 09 May 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa)
    • LC Classification

      • ML420.F2763
    • Change Notes

      • 1999-07-26: new
      • 2015-12-15: revised
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