Lorraine Klaasen


Snippets from the Press

"Klaasen revives old SA favourites on new album
Singer collaborates with ace guitarist Ntaka to recall township jazz vibe"

Patience Bambalele - Sowetan Live 2022-11-18

... her Makeba record won a Juno in April as world music album of the year... Little children dance in circles, their mothers sway their hips and mouth the words, their fathers smile and go off to the frankfurter stand.
Jeff Heirich - Lorraine Klaasen on the Scène Bell at the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival - The Montreal Gazette Blog

"A Tribute To Miriam Makeba" is a lifetime in the making, but the seeds for the project were really sown a quarter century ago, when Klaasen shared a bill with Makeba. At that time, Klaasen expressed a desire to cover her work, and Makeba gave the singer her blessing, encouraging her to put her own spin on it. Twenty five years later, Klaasen finally found herself recording Makeba's music and songs made in her image."
Dan Billawsky - Lorraine Klaasen: A Tribute To Miriam Makeba - All About Jazz

"... Lorraine Klaasen makes the music all her own... Klaasen’s voice is as strong as it is nimble. Her energy is infectious, and it comes through in everything she touches."
T'Cha Dunlevy - New Music review: A Tribute to Myriam Makeba - The Montreal Gazette

"... the songs are majestic and Klaasen transcends every lick, line and phrase with a voice brimming with soul. Listening to her here it is easy to connect the dots that took Paul Simon to his African Graceland."
David Farrel - A tribute to Miriam Makeba - New Canadian Music

"Lorraine a su nous embarquer dans son univers dès les premières minutes de son spectacle"
Enam musique, Montréal

"Lorraine Klaasen packs her shows with action and energy"

"Vibrant, vivacious and energetic, these are just a few words that describe Ms Lorraine Klaasen"
Arizona Informant

"Lorraine Klaasen has helped boost Barbados as a destination for jazz with her African rhythm"
Sunday Sun-Barbados

" Lorraine -Irrésistible chant des sirene"
France Antilles

"Bête de scène Lorraine Klaasen vous entraînera dans un univers de rythmes irrésistibles"
La Voix Populaire - Montreal

"Heureusement, il y a Lorraine, Lorraine Klaasen illumine tout la fest"
Le Devoir- Montreal

"Lorraine zet ijsbaan in vuur en ulam"
Holland (Lorraine puts the ice-rink on fire and in flame)

"Lorraine Klaasen -One of Canada's foremost WorldBeat Artists"
Daily Gleaner N.B.

" Klaasen leaves em begging for more"
Sunday Advocate -Barbados

" Klaasen rhythms infectious blends of many cultures"
The Guardian Weekend - P.E.I.

"Klaasen had audience totally mesmerized"

"Lorraine Klaasen can make Tina Turner look like a sleep walker"
The Eye -Toronto

"Catch a Rising Star"
African Sun Times N.Y.

"Klaasen captivates jazz fans"
Sunday Life

"Lorraine Klaasen is the ultimate performer on stage"

"Vibrant and totally captivating-Barbados

"Lorraine Klaasen brings her multilingual mixed Masala music to Pegs World Beat"
Winnipeg Sunday Time

"Singer Lorraine Klaasen brings the steamy dance rhythms of Soweto to Halifax"
The Daily News