Brenda Fassie

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Brenda Fassie
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Angus Taylor's life-size bronze sculpture of Brenda Fassie outside Bassline, a music venue in Johannesburg. The Sunday Times commissioned the tribute, which was installed in March 2006.
Background information
Birth nameBrenda Nokuzola Fassie
Also known asMaBrrr
Born(1964-11-03)3 November 1964
Langa, Cape Town, South Africa
OriginJohannesburg, South Africa
Died9 May 2004(2004-05-09) (aged 39)
Johannesburg, South Africa
GenresAfropop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active1980s–2004
LabelsCCP Records
Associated actsBrenda and the Big Dudes

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer.[1][2]

Early life[change | change source]

She was named after American singer Brenda Lee. Fassie's music became a symbol of hope for the South African black community during its Apartheid painful days.[3]

Death[change | change source]

Fassie died on 9 May 2004, aged 39.[4]

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