Lorraine Klaasen & Frank Ridsdale: A Performance at Museum London

November 5, 2022 at 5:00pm

Embassy Cultural House and the Words Festival are pleased to present an afternoon performance featuring Juno Award-winning singer Lorraine Klaasen and London legend Frank Ridsdale.

Lorraine Klaasen & Frank Ridsdale: A Performance at Museum London
5 November 2022, 5PM
Museum London
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Daughter of legendary South African Jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, Lorraine Klaasen is one of the few South African artists preserving the classic sound of Township Music—the most distinctive genre to come out of South Africa. Born and raised in Soweto, now based in London, Ontario, Lorraine has electrified audiences worldwide with her dynamic stage presence and showmanship. As a promoter of the performing arts for Canadian youth, Klaasen has lent her support to various groups and organizations such as RapSohD Talented Teens Canada.

London, Ontario native Frank Ridsdale has been performing and writing songs since he was 14 years old in 1967. In 1977, along with Jack Whiteside, he formed Uranus, a rock’n’roll/rock-a-billy band that scored #3 position on some Canadian AM radio charts in 1980 with the title single from their debut album, “You’re So Square." He is the recipient of numerous Jack Richardson Music awards in various categories and was inducted into the London City Music Hall of Fame along with the other members of Uranus in 2017. He now performs regularly with the bands Stetson Brothers and Slugfest and also does solo work.

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Authors & Presenters

Frank Ridsdale

Frank Ridsdale is a London, Ontario based singer songwriter who has been performing for more than 40 years.

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Lorraine Klaasen

Lorraine Klaasen is a South African born singer/performer and a 2013 Canadian JUNO Award winner.

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