August 13, 2023

Lorraine Klaasen


South Africa

Lorraine klassen

Photo courtesy of the artist


Lorraine Klaasen, performer extraordinaire, is the daughter of the jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, one of Nelson Mandela’s favourite singers and an indisputable South African legend. Lorraine Klaasen is one of the few artists who have preserved the classic sound of Township music, which continues to be the most distinctive sound to come out of South Africa. 

About Lorraine Klaasen

Lorraine Klaasen is a singer, songwriter, dancer and choreographer and sings in several languages including isiZulu, Sotho, Tsonga, Xhosa, Lingala, Swahili, English and French. Klaasen has shared the stage and collaborated with many artists including her mother Thandie, Oliver Mtukudzi, Dolly Rathebe, Dorothy Masuka, Roberta Flack, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masekela and Patti Labelle. She has released a number of albums including her JUNO award winning Tribute to Miriam Makeba. Lorraine Klaasen has been the torch bearer of South African culture through her music performances and cultural activities throughout Canada, U.S., Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.  

Dates & Times

August 13
3pm – 3:45pm


Stage in the Park

A performance stage on our West Lawn

Outdoors; No formal seating

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay W.

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8