Jazz Legend Sipho Hotstix Mabuse has encouraged young artists to write and compose their own music like the late Gloria Bosman did. Mabuse paid tribute to Bosman at her memorial service at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani yesterday.
The singer and composer died on Tuesday after a short illness. She was 50-years-old.
Mabuse says she has joined other jazz greats.
“Use your God given talent, write those songs, so that you can serve us. She’s smiling at all of us, she says I’m in good company. I’m performing with Hugh Masekela, Mirriam Makeba, Sibongile Khumalo, Dorothy Masuku, Sophie Mgcina, all of them are accepting Gloria for who she was to us. Thank you for your time sisi.”
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Pics courtesy of Gloria Bosman’s Instagram.
Another jazz legend, Abigail Khubeka, says she’s proud to have mentored Bosman.
“I can proudly say I brought that girl up and I am proud and grateful to have been able to do that. I have worked with Gloria, I have worked with a lot of wonderful people. I have been blessed. And I stand here proud because when I see Gloria, I took the baton and ngfundisa abancane (taught the young ones).”
Bosman will be remembered for her versatile voice that was able to blend different genres such as gospel, jazz, rock and Afro pop.
Friends and family pay tribute to jazz maestro Gloria Bosman at a memorial service in Soweto: