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Powers, PJ (Penelope Jane Dunlop) (South Africa)  
PJ Powers © S.Gordon 2006

BORN in DURBAN in 1960, PJ Powers made her debut as a vocalist with the all-girl group “Pantha" in 1979. She then fronted the rock group “Hotline" from 1980 through to 1987, when she launched her solo career.

One of South Africa’s most consistent and consummate performers, PJ Powers has recorded over 16 albums, and has maintained a high profile presence both as recording artist and as a live perfomer for over twenty years.

Loved and enjoyed by a diverse crossover audience in her native South Africa, her support extends to the neighbouring states such as
Instrumentation:
vocals
Genre: afropop
Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique.

PJ's 1995 collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo “World in Union", introduced her to an international audience, when the song charted in the United Kingdom. Performances at high profile events including the Inauguration of President Nelson Mandela, and the Rugby World Cup further consolidated her high profile career.




Popularly known as “Thandeka" she is a household name in South Africa, and her hit song “Jabulani" is known by music lovers spanning all generations, languages and social classes.



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