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Brenda Fassie set to perform again

2013-03-13 16:23
Cape Town - Late South African music icon Brenda Fassie is set to perform on stage again.

Thanks to holographic projection technology, the popular South African singer will be recreated as a 3D holographic replica to perform on stage during the Hansa Festival of Legends, which will take place on Saturday 23 March.

A team of audiovisual professionals took about six weeks to create a holographic presentation of 10 minutes which will showcase Fassie performing two numbers from the musical Mabrr.

The performance will be streamed live during the festival.

The hologram will make it seem like a life-size Brenda is performing on stage. Her son, Bongani, will also appear alongside her to perform with his late mother.

In 2012 the same technology was used at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California to bring Tupac Shakur back to life to perform with Snoop Dogg, now known as Snoop Lion.

Other tribute shows

Kelly Khumalo and The Soil will perform a 45-minute tribute to Brenda during the festival.

Hansa has also announced that other artists will receive tribute performances including the late Lebo Mathosa and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse.

The festival will span 10 hours, from 14:00 to midnight, and will be held on the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newton, Johannesburg.

Four different stages will be set up for the festival and will each feature different genres including hip-hop and kwaito.

Tickets are priced at R150 and can be bought via Computicket.

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