Sophiatown in the 1950s, where Kubeka spent her teens, was a pressure cooker of dynamic cultural development. Music and especially indigenous jazz had taken root in the community in a manner unprecedented in South Africa.
This was the cultural ethos from which Kubeka was to emerge as an artist and performer, as one of the youngest of the legendary artists who helped define the contours of South African
musical and cultural identity in the 1950s
- Lifetime Achievement Award