South African Star Thandi Draai Embarks on U.S. Tour

South African Star Thandi Draai Embarks on U.S. Tour
Thandi Draai

In an announcement that is surely music to the ears of many, South African sensation, Thandi Draai, is set to embark on a major concert tour in the United States aptly named “Thandi Draai in the U.S.A.” The internationally recognized vocalist, DJ, music producer, and songwriter has consistently dazzled audiences worldwide and the upcoming US tour speaks volumes about Draai’s influential status in the global music scene.

The electrifying U.S. tour is organized by Kudakwashe Manase, Draai’s internationally-recognized Talent Manager and founder of the management firm, Four Promotions Sound. Manase began representing Draai in 2022 when she signed with the firm and has since then, worked diligently in recognizing and promoting Draai’s unique fusion of electronic, house music and more. Manase will also be accompanying Draai on the tour, working as her Talent Manager, Tour Manager, Concert Producer, and Stage Manager.

The highly anticipated tour is set to take place from December 15, 2023 to April 7, 2024 and will see Thandi headlining concerts in Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.

Given Thandi Draai’s accomplished career, the upcoming US tour is a testament to her global appeal and success. Her discography, laden with numerous singles that have left indelible marks on the music industry, showcases her remarkable talent and commitment. Songs like “Abafazi,” distributed by world-renowned record labels like the African branch of Universal Music, have received high praises from national media outlets such as Hip-Hop 411 and News24, positioning her as a musical tour-de-force globally.

Draai’s 2022 album “Africa Gets Physical Vol. 4” was released by the German record label Get Physical and featured tracks by Draai, as well as other prominent African artists. The album was well-received by critics and fans, gaining recognition from media outlets such as Evlear Magazine, DJ Mag, MixMag, and Sowetan Live. Thandi Draai’s groundbreaking feats extend to recordings as unique as “Iris” – one of the first independently-produced albums by a female recording artist in Africa- and as trailblazing as “Ingozi”, the first self-produced album from a South African woman of color. Such achievements significantly amplified her global image, garnering attention from media platforms like The DJ Cookbook, Front Page, The DJ Journalist, and Arcana.

While her recorded work continues to turn heads, her live performances have been equally captivating. Having headlined concerts worldwide, including the Club Woza AFIA Festival in Sweden and the Ausbizi concert in South Africa, Thandi has won hearts across continents. Her performance at the “Iziki Night – Thandi Draai Live!” concert in Goa, India, and her successful stint at the Abracadabra Virtual Music Festival in 2021, are testament to her international popularity.

Thandi’s influence extends beyond the world of performance – she has led Africa’s top-rated dance, electronic, and house music radio program “Bhampa2Bhampa,” served as a coveted guest on TV programs like “Afternoon Express” on South Africa’s SABC3 Television Network, and featured on BBC Radio’s “Africa Week.” Her performance during the “Lockdown House Party” in 2020, which was broadcast nationally on Channel O in South Africa, encapsulated the resilient spirit of the local music industry during trying times, gaining high praises from national publications like Ubetoo.

Thandi Draai’s journey in music is a testament to her unique artistry and immense potential. Her music, her charisma, and her ability to captivate audiences have solidified her status as a musical maverick. With a trail of accolades, and the applause of audiences and media worldwide, Thandi Draai serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists, proving that with talent, determination, and innovative spirit, artists from Africa can boldly stake their claim on the world stage.

Thandi Draai has built a large international following and “Thandi Draai in the U.S.A.” is an exciting opportunity for her fans in the United States to experience her dynamic world-class live performances, her magnetic personality, and the pulsating beats of her music that have thrilled audiences around the world.


December 15, 2023 – Culture DC (Washington, DC)

December 22, 2023 – Primary Chicago (Chicago, IL)

December 17, 2023 – Rokwood Nightclub (Dallas, TX)

December 30, 2023 – Westside Motor Lounge (Atlanta, GA)

February 16, 2024 – Harbor, New York (New York, NY)

March 10, 2024 – Zanzi (Oakland, CA)

March 22, 2024 – Kulture Lounge (Los Angeles, CA)

April 7, 2024 – Quantum Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)