Sophia Foster

Sophia Foster’s unique talent at transcending all boundaries of music has secured her a place as one of South Africa’s top divas of song. As a young performer she faced the atrocities of apartheid, but went on to become one of South Africa’s pioneers and much loved ‘sisters of song’. Foster has performed internationally and at home for the past four decades. Having starred in various musical extravaganzas, it is her one woman shows that have earned Foster her greatest acclaim. Hey Sister, a tribute to jazz and blues greats, saw her wow audiences at the Grahamstown Arts Festival and then internationally. Other one woman shows include Too Hot to Handle and Nancy’s Dues, a tribute to the great Miss Nancy Wilson. While Foster’s singing talents have been compared to those of Billy Holiday, Lena Horn and Shirley Bassey, she is celebrated for her unique, sophisticated energetic style.

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