An accomplished, singer, dancer and instrumentalist, Doreen was born in Natal then grew up in Durban, South Africa. She plays African instruments such as mbira and umqangala. She settled in Britain in 1971 and was lead singer in the London's West End spectacular South African musical 'Ipi Tombi' for 8 years. This led to her being a founder member of 'Shikisha', a Zulu women's dance group. Other musicals she has starred in include 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' and 'Poppie Nongena', both in London.
Currently Doreen is a singer and dancer in the fusion band Transglobal Underground and she's focusing on her 9-track solo album entitled London Zulu released in 2005.