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The Age of Aretha


A celebration though song of the life of the Queen of Soul

Following the untimely death of Aretha Franklin in August 2018, the three founder members of 3 Tons of Fun, Sthe Mfuphi (Saxy Sthe), Bulelwa Sakayi (Beautiful Bee) and Michelle Thomas (Mysterious Mich) together with powerhouse Soi Soi Gqeza (Sultry Soi Soi), have produced a fitting tribute to this iconic singer.

The show is narrated by the Ninja DJ himself, Uncl Cal who adds the stories behind the famous songs that we all know and love.

Included in the show are lesser known favourites like ‘Chain of Fools’ and ‘A
deeper love’ as well as the big numbers such as ‘Respect’, ‘Natural Woman’ and ‘Ain’t no mountain’.

This is a chance to see four of Cape Town’s finest vocalists with their big voices, big talents and big laughs honouring a musical icon. The undisputed ‘Queen of Soul’ created a legacy that spans an incredible six decades. Over the course of her career, Franklin garnered 44 Grammy nominations, winning 18 and became the first woman inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Aretha Franklin’s powerful distinctive gospel- honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multi-generations justifiably earning her the Rolling Stone magazine’s No 1 place on a list of ‘Greatest Singers of All Time’. She didn’t just sing with soul, she was soul.

In this performance, these four women, Sthe, Bee, Michelle and Soi Soi, with their amazing voices will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin in what will be a celebration through song of the life of a woman who has influenced generations of singers and touched the lives of so many. Combining vocal power, skillful harmonies and smoldering sensuality with vivacious energy, these larger than life women will entertain the audience like no other.

They are joined by Uncle Cal, the DJ ninja who adds insights behind the songs through narration and creates the links to the songs. Having wowed 1000’s of fans for over 13 years, 3 Tons of Fun’s name is synonymous with great fun, positive energy, big smiles and entertainment that guarantees to have the audience on their feet.