Songstress Salome serenades the youth

Salome Thema performs at Peter Mokaba Stadium during a poetry slam event hosted by the African Women and Youth League

POLOKWANE – Salome Tselane Salitee Thema, a songstress from Polokwane, serenaded the audience with her beautiful voice at the African Women and Youth League (AWYL) that took place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium recently.

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She says her music caters to all people and occasions. “I usually get briefed and I am then able to compose and write a song that is suitable for the event or if you have a favourite song I can strip it down to suite the occasion,” she said

Thema says she comes from a musical family. “I started singing from a very young age, my mum says she remembers me singing and entertaining as soon as I could walk. The song that I grew up singing was I love you, daddy by the Jackson 5. I still love the song as it reminds me of my late father,’’ she explains.

She writes her own music, which she says is inspired by events and people close to her heart, and everyday life experiences which she goes through.

She says she also sings covers of inspirational artists such as Adele and Beyoncé because she says their music and performances are heart-warming and speak to the soul.

“Every time I listen to their music or watch their live music concerts and DVDs I always end up sobbing, then carry on practicing to improve on my voice. I would love to inspire and help people to change or come out of whatever situations they may find themselves in through my music,” she concludes.

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Thabitha Mahlangu
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