Kingston, Jamaica – South African world music singer Lorraine Klaasen, no stranger to Jamaica, will return to the island for the third staging of Bring Back The Love concert, scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston. Showtime is 8:00 pm, preceded by a Cocktail Reception at 7:00 in the foyer of the Auditorium.

An LDC Enterprises production, Bring Back the Love also features the equally versatile Pam Hall and smooth crooner/keyboard maestro Harold Davis, with backing by Desi Jones and the band. The incomparable Fae Ellington will be compere for the evening’s musical offerings.

The Promoters, LDC Enterprises, said it is an absolute delight to be able to present this amazing line-up of artistes and to welcome the fantastic Lorraine Klaasen back to Jamaica. We know she’s eager to re-join us here and whether folks are experiencing her for the first time or have witnessed her show before, it will be an absolute treat.

Klaasen was primed for musical stardom virtually from birth, being the daughter of legendary South African jazz singer Thandi Klaasen. From the influence of her mother and other legends such as Miriam Makeba and Dorothy Rathebe, Lorraine launched her career at a very young age, accompanying her mother to live performances all over South Africa as well as to the neighbouring states of Mozambique and Swaziland.

Lorraine Klassen and Mongezi Ntaka

After touring the world, Klaasen eventually settled in Canada, living first in Montreal before moving to her present base of London, Ontario. She has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and her international itinerary has included the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. She and her mother are also reputed as two of Nelson Mandela’s favourite musicians. In 2013, at the 42nd Annual Juno Awards, Klaasen won a Juno in the World Music Album of the Year category for her latest album A Tribute to Miriam Makeba. As a promoter of the performing arts for Canadian youth, Klaasen has supported various groups and organisations such as RapSohD Talented Teens Canada.

For her latest project, Klaasen returns with long-time collaborator, guitarist and producer, Mongezi Ntaka. Formerly from the late Lucky Dube Band. The collection, entitled “Ukubonga”(Gratitude) preserves and amplifies the classic Township sound that launched many of the South African musical legends who shaped her career.

Tickets are available at   Music Mart, South Avenue, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Generous sponsors for the show include GraceKennedy Harbour Wine); Wisynco; Caledonia Outdoor Signs and Contrast Lighting, Labels and Supplies and JN Bank.