local musician Thandiswa Mazwai is set to perform with Paul Simon as part of his Graceland Anniversary tour in July.
The performance which coincides with the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of the famous album will see Mazwai perform the duet Under African Skies with Simon.
According to a statement the Zabalaza singer will jet off to New York on Friday evening to headline the Pan Jazz 2012 taking place at the Lincoln Center, New York, this coming Saturday. She will then remain in the US till July.
Mazwai also hopes to use the time overseas to make preparations for the recording of her new album with some of New York’s “hot young musicians”.
The South African singer is also featured in the latest issue of Vogue Magazine, Italy.
Other South African artists participating in this project are, among others – Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ray Phiri, Barney Rachabane and Cape Town-born multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.
The Graceland Tour kicks offs in Dublin on 12 July.