Following in the footsteps of the legendary Miriam Makeba, LIRA has released four multi-platinum albums making her South Africa’s highest selling act – now the 2012 BET nominee for Best International Act will honor President Obama with a performance at the 2013 Ambassadors Inauguration Ball on January 21st in Washington, DC
Via Press Release- Los Angeles, CA – December 19, 2012) Award winning Afro-Soul vocalist LIRA will be performing on January 21st at The Mead Center for American Theatre in Washington, DC in celebration of the re-election of President Barack Obama. This signature event will be the first Inaugural Ball hosted exclusively by the international community. With over 2,500 expected guests, the first-class soiree is poised to be one of the most eagerly anticipated Inaugural events.
LIRA was named one of the Top 100 Women Shaping Africa by Arise Magazine, she appeared in the May 2012 Re-Branding Africa issue of L’Uomo Vogue and was listed in Oprah Magazine South Africa’s2012 Power List. Her poignant track “Change the World” will appear as the theme music in Oprah’s Winfrey forthcoming documentary, OWLAG, surrounding her Leadership Academy for Girls based in South Africa which will air on the OWN Network. LIRA has put out four multi-platinum selling albums on Sony Africa and her latest concert DVD LIRA: The Captured Tour has been certified Gold in Africa.
Growing up in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg’s East Rand, LIRA’s world was shaped by the harsh realities of South Africa’s formerly ubiquitous racial and socioeconomic arbiter: apartheid. However, the sociopolitical constraints leveled at her generation did little to inhibit the urbane aspirations and dampen their resilient spirit of transcendence. As part of a new cadre of African artists making waves stateside such as K’Naan, Nneka, and D’Banj, LIRA sees herself as an ambassador of the new Africa: a land where, despite a recent history filled with obstacles, a future brimming with infinite possibilities lies.
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