Golden Oldies is an initiative by Capetonian entertainer Terry Fortune, who is widely known as a South African music legend.
The concert was held on Sunday 5th Febuary at Kirstenbosch will paying tribute to and honour local legendary performing artists and musicians to thank them for their significant contributions to the music industry and their communities.
On the bill was Madeegha Anders, Capetonian singer Leslie Kleinsmith, Vernon Castle , Lorraine Klaasen, the daughter of the late legendary South African Jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, PJ Powers (Thandeka)
Sophia Foster is a legendary jazz singer and a diversified performer that has excelled in all genres of the entertainment industry, from theatre to television, glitz and glamour reviews, to intimate nightclubs and open-air stadiums. For the last four decades, her shining musical talents earned her the title of one of South Africa’s Divas of song.
I caught up with South Africa’s Diva of Song Sophia Foster on Monday post show
The new decade means ?
Looking in my closet for clothes that I wore way back when , To be hip with the times …. Platform shoes …. Bellbottoms… stilettoes and the never fading mini skirts
Fame is about ?
Knowing when to bow out and holding onto your dignity.
Retirement will happen when ?
When you have paid enough dews to become the teacher of tomorrows children
I don’t do ?
Interviews before 11:30 in the morning.
What does music mean to you?
Music expresses my inner most understanding of life
What is the most enjoyable aspect of your work ?
Sharing my journey and the lessons Ive learnt along the way
Nina Simone / Aretha Franklin / Nancy Willson / Tina Turner/Sara Vaughn / Billie Holiday
What is your most treasured possession?
My sense of Humour
It’s your round what are you drinking?
What makes you stand out?
Knowing how to dress for the occasion
Phys …. Short for fiesty
If you were not a musician what would you do?
A child phycologist
Pick five words to describe yourself?
Outspoken , patient , caring , generous , humouress
What song changed your life?
A change is going to come
What is your favorite word?
Really …. It is the numberplate on my car
Give us some real proper slang and what it means
Waar kyk jy as die paddas quickstep …..( be careful not to miss out on the opportunity right in front of you )
Your greatest achievement?
Having sustained 6 decades in this fickle industry and still keeping my sanity.
What do you complain about most often?
“Made in China”
What is your fear?
Not finding a toilet in time.
Seeing toilet paper on the roll.
The best life lesson you have been taught?
Acceptance of the things that make us different and gratitude for those things that make me well me,
Where would you like to be right now?
Right where I am
Do you do charity work and if you do –what do you do ?
I dedicate my time to my foundation , the Fostering Foundation which focuses on mentoring young kids in grooming their talent and helping them make their dreams come true.
The Author with Sophia’s Husband Craig Stein -pictured Below
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