Multi-platinum award-winning singer Lira is one of South Africa’s best-selling artists and her self-composed works are a fusion of soul and funk with elements of jazz and African music. The beautiful timbre and charm of her voice add to her music’s listenability. She began performing at the age of 16 and produced her first demo at 18, made possible by exchanging her skills as an undergraduate accounting student for recording time at a local studio. With her stylish fashion choices as Afrocentric as her music, she has graced the covers of numerous fashion and lifestyle magazines and was named Glamour Magazine South Africa’s “Woman of the year”. Recently, Lira collaborated with Mariechan Luiters, Gigi Lamayne and Juliet Harding to produce a single – “My Body (Stand Up)” – to spread awareness of gender-based violence. “It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to perform with my full band,” says Lira of the opportunity to perform at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival Makhanda, “so we would like to offer an inspiring and uplifting set that brings a mood of celebration for our audiences.”

  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration (minutes): 60mins
  • Release Date: July 08, 2021 00:01 - August 31, 2021 23:59



Lira (vocals)
Tseke Malatji (sax)
Aldert du Toit (guitar)
Petrus Victor Mngomezulu (keyboard)
Siyabonga Hlengetwa (bass)
Leagan John Breda (drums)