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Penelope Jane Dunlop also known as PJ Powers or Thandeka (16 July 1960 - ) has enjoyed a highly successful musical career in South Africa spanning more than 15 years, during which time she has been one of the few white entertainers who has crossed cultural barriers and been loved by both black and white audiences alike. P.J. Powers has recorded 15 albums and is well known for her UK chart hit World In Union (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 1995. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a chorus from South Africa that is noted for singing a cappella mbube music. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early Life and Career

Penelope born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal joined the all-girl group called Pantha as front singer when it was formed in 1979. She later became the lead singer for the rock band Hotline, who formed in Johannesburg in 1980. The band changed their style to afro-rock in 1983. Hotline disbanded in 1987. PJ Powers started her solo career Durban is a vibrant cosmopolitian city in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Johannesburg skyline at night with the Crown Interchange in the foreground Johannesburg is the most populous city in South Africa and the second most populous city in Sub-Saharan Africa, behind Lagos. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Solo Career

1988 saw PJ banned from radio and TV for a year by the apartheid goverment for her performance at a charity concert for war orphans in Zimbabwe, together with Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte. She was encouraged to continue her singing by Nelson Mandela, who sent her an encouraging letter from Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Apartheid (International Phonetic Alphabet or in English and in Afrikaans) is the policy and the system of laws implemented and continued by White minority governments in South Africa from 1948 to 1990; and by extension any legally sanctioned system of racial segregation. ... Miriam Makeba (born March 4, 1932) is a South African singer. ... Harry Belafonte in Almanac, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1954 Harry Belafonte on The Muppet Show. ... Nelson Mandela - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Missing image The central area of Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain. ...



In 1995, she had a hit on the UK charts, together with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with the song World in Union which she sang at the opening of the Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg for an audience of millions from around the world. The Rugby World Cup can refer to: Rugby League World Cup Rugby Union World Cup This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...



In the '90s her music took on a more Afro-pop focus, finding a receptive audience in the black market, and she took on the nickname Thandeka, "the loved one".



Some of her biggest hits like Jabulani she wrote herself, together with Feel so strong, You're so good to me, There is an answer, and Home to Africa, reflecting her patriotism. PJ has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Hugh Masekela, Divine Divas, Lord Richard Attenborough, Richard E. Grant, Sibongile Khumalo, Janet Suzman and other big names. PJ sang for the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, King Carlos of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. She sang at the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela and at the 1995 Rugby World Cup. PJ collaborated with Vicky Sampson, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and M'du Masilela for the music video flighted at the United Nation¹s Assembly in Washington DC and in Greece. PJ also wrote an 85th birthday song for Nelson Mandela, which she sang for him and guests like Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, at his party in 2003. Eric Clapton at the Tsunami Relief concert in Cardiffs Millennium Stadium, January 22nd 2005 Eric Clapton CBE (born Eric Patrick Clapp on March 30, 1945) is a British guitarist and composer, nicknamed slowhand. ... Joan Armatrading (born in the West Indies December 9, 1950) and raised in Birmingham, England is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Hugh Masekela (born Johannesburg, April 4, 1939) is a South African flugelhorn and cornet player. ... Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Kt, CBE, (born August 29, 1923 in Cambridge, England) is an actor, director and film producer. ... Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen on May 5, 1957) is a British actor, born in Mbabane, Swaziland. ... Janet Suzman (born February 9, 1939) is a South African actress. ... Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands reads her countrys Speech from the Throne. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... ... Order: 42nd President Vice President: Al Gore Term of office: January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic William Jefferson Clinton (born... Oprah Winfrey, at the start of the 2004-2005 season. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Honors and Awards

  • 2000 Nelson Mandela presented PJ with a commemorative limited edition gold coin
  • Appointed a South African Tourism Ambassador
  • June 2003 the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation honoured her and singer Sibongile Khumalo with their prestigious annual award, promoting reconciliation by "singing people together"
  • September 2003 food chain Pick 'n Pay nominated her as one of their "Stars of Charity" for having "made a difference in uplifting the youth of South Africa"


PJ has been extensively involved with the Reach For a Dream Foundation, as well as the Hamlet Foundation. She was commissioned by the President's office to write and perform a song for the Children's Rights Commission. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



In 2004 she was voted 93rd in the Top 100 Great South Africans ( see List of South Africans) Top 100 Great South Africans In September 2004, thousands of South Africans took part in an informal nationwide poll to determine the 100 Greatest South Africans of all time. ...


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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: PJ Powers (487 words)
P.J. Powers has recorded 15 albums and is well known for her UK chart hit World In Union (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) in 1995.
PJ sang for the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, King Carlos of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
PJ also wrote an 85th birthday song for Nelson Mandela, which she sang for him and guests like Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, at his party in 2003.
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