During the successful tour with her Joni Mitchell Project in which she interpreted Mitchell’s unique songs and lyrics in a personal way, Tutu Puoane rediscovered her love for poetry, and the idea of making music to some of her favorite poems grew. She chose the oeuvre of her fellow South African Lebogang Mashile, and together with pianist Ewout Pierreux – her partner in life and music for over fifteen years – she wrote a new repertoire to a selection of Mashile’s powerful words. The result is a glowing balance between words and music, with influences from jazz, soul and singer-songwriting.
Puoane’s beautiful voice and intuition, her sense of rhythm and melody, combined with her typical charm and sense of humor on stage, make every concert an event that will stay with you. Due to her infectious personality, she effortlessly succeeds in touching music lovers outside regular genre borders. She makes you laugh, she lets you shed a tear, she lets you sing and dance along: she moves you in every possible way.