Dorothy Masuka celebrating 60 years in biz
after 60 years in showbiz, music veteran Dorothy Masuka still has no plans to retire. For the singer retirement doesn’t exist in her vocabulary, music is in her soul.
She explains; “I’ve always respected my profession as well as myself as an African woman. When I was younger the world was a different place. Music was like great wine -the more mature, the better. These days, with technology and media, things happen faster for the youngsters. I am glad I have crafted a legacy for the young generation that will be left behind when I pass on,” she says laughing.
“Young people must keep on singing indigenous African music because that’s what the world is looking for. And they must keep on composing beautiful new tunes.”
Dorothy Masuka -Ngi Hamba Ngedwa
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To celebrate her musical output during her long career Gallo Records just released Dorothy Masuka’s ‘Ultimate Collection’ on CD/DVD.
Label: GRC – Product code: CDGMP 41062. Available from May 2013
Dorothy Masuka – ‘Ultimate Collection’
1. Hamba Nontsokolo
3. Into Yam
5. Suka Lapha
6. Handsome Guy
10. Hapo Zamani
18. Sofa Silahlale
1. Hapo Zamani
7. Ei Yow
8. Suka Lapha
10. Into Yam
11. Yombela Yombela
12. Sofa Silahlale
source; Sowethan + ‘Mama Dorothy’ by Richard Galler, Sawubona travel magazine South African Airlines May 2013