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29 February 2020

In Tribute/Taliep Petersen 1950-2006

The Cape Robyn

Great South African artist – director, composer, musician, song man, musical theatre legend; humanist extraordinaire

Taliep Petersen was inducted into showbiz on New Year’s Day 1956, when at the age of six, he sang on the streets with a troupe, The Dark Town Strutters. Throughout his glittering career as co-creator, with David Kramer, of internationally acclaimed musicals such as District Six and Ghoema, music remained the leitmotif of his life.

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The Cape Robyn

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