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.


  • Makhosonke Mqikela - 2013-03-13 17:00

    Now I see why musicans make more money when they are DEAD that ALIVE.

  • Machoene Kaizer - 2013-03-13 17:01

    I would lyk brenda 2 play tat track wen xe advertise HANSA wth his son pls

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-13 17:33


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  • Nkala Popo - 2013-03-13 19:36

    R150 2 c a ghost?nah

  • Angela Banda - 2013-03-14 06:41

    May her soul rest in peace .

  • Thabo Tido Mgxekwa - 2013-03-14 07:28

    This is a great intiative hope it will come down to Cape Town. We really love sis Brenda Fasssie. Wish it where near I'd attend the event.

  • Melanie Gardner - 2013-03-14 10:23 its weird that even on facebook..if you dead your pics and life still sit there unless someone can delete you. dunno..just freaks my mind out

  • Portia Dlamini - 2013-03-24 17:34

    I wish bengi ngaba khona lapho love u brenda may ur soul rest in peace

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