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Thandiswa Mazwai candidly discusses her performance at the noted Tiny Desk concert series.

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Thandiswa Mazwai candidly discusses her performance at the noted Tiny Desk concert series.

South African Afro-soul artist Thandiswa Mazwai is opening up about her highly anticipated Tiny Desk performance.

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In conversation with the Sowetan, Thandiswa opens up about how excited she was when she was first approached by NPR.

“I mean… this is Tiny Desk. We were beyond excited when I was first approached. To be honest, I wasn’t even supposed to say anything about it, but I got too excited and started dropping hints, much to my PR’s horror; askies Maria [McCloy]”, she shares.

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‘I WAS NERVOUS’

The Afro-soul singer further notes how difficult it was preparing for her Tiny Desk performance but is still grateful for her team.

“It was actually very hard preparing for such a small crowd, but I’m glad my team and I managed to do it. I loved the lovely intimacy about it and how the team was incredibly welcoming”, Thandiswa told the Sowetan.

Thandiswa Mazwai continued: “They [Tiny Desk team] usually ask that performances be kept to about 15-18 minutes, we did about five songs, some of them shortened.

“I was nervous. I’m actually very nervous about every gig. It’s a feeling of surrendering to the gift that allows you to transition. Nerves are a part of transitioning into the conduit/sonic healer, so that will always exist,” she notes.

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Alaa Hamdy

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