Mara Louw

Real Name:
Mara Teboho Louw
Profile:
Mara Teboho Louw was born in July 1952 in Mzimhlophe, Soweto.Like many of our powerful voices she started singing in church choir.Some of her first awards was for best alto soloist while in Wilbur Baqwa's Wilbur Music Group.Versatile Mara also acted in Gibson Kent's Sikhalo and in 1970 she joined the musical Meropa which toured Japan,Hong Kong.Britain and the Philippines.While in London with the musical,she had the honour to perform for the Queen.She went solo in 1976 and performed in countries like former South West Africa (Namibia) in cabaret.She also had a lead role in the musical "African Odyssey".When American joe Walker revived King Kong in 1979,she played the leading role.She also toured the former protectorates in cabaret and played the role of "Tituba in The Crucible".Other musicals she featured in included "Ekhaya,Nkosi The Healing Song"."My Name Is Alice", Baby Come Duze,Fame and Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.Mara enthralled crowds at the "Concert In The Park" with the hit "Motlalepula",which was later included in the album of the event.In 1984 Radio Zulu (Ukhozi FM) and Radio Sesotho (Lesedi Fm) nominated her for the best Singer category in their music awards.Her 1986 mini-album "50 50 Makes 100%" featured the title track and "Love Train" produced Mally Watson on CCP's Flame label.Amongst the many albums she featured on as backing vocalist is Hugh Masekela's "Waiting For The Rain" (Vuka Africa,1985).
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Albums

HEDL 5575 Mara Louw - Mara album art Mara Louw Mara (Album) Head's HEDL 5575 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
EUCD 2249 Mara Louw - African Hymns album art Mara Louw & The African Methodist Choir Mara Louw & The African Methodist Choir - African Hymns(CD, Album) Arc Music EUCD 2249 UK 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HED 200 Mara Louw - Take Me To The River / I Cant Stop album art Mara Louw Take Me To The River / I Cant Stop(7", Single) Head's Music HED 200 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
HEDS 201 Mara Louw - Can't Stop Myself / Take Me To The River album art Mara* Can't Stop Myself / Take Me To The River(12", Single) Head's Music HEDS 201 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
HEDM 1207 Mara Louw - Iya-Ho Manani (Oh Mother) /Ixesha Loko Vuba (Harvest Time) album art Mara Louw Iya-Ho Manani (Oh Mother) /Ixesha Loko Vuba (Harvest Time)(12", Maxi) Heads HEDM 1207 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
FLAME(E) 4050031 Mara Louw - 50 50 Makes 100% album art Mara Louw 50 50 Makes 100%(12", EP) Flame (13) FLAME(E) 4050031 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
12 FLAME (C) 103 Mara Louw - 50 50 Make 100% album art Mara Louw 50 50 Make 100%(12", Promo) Flame (13) 12 FLAME (C) 103 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
SPIN 4524 Mara Louw - Iphi Indlela / Light Of A Clear Blue Morning album art Mara Louw Iphi Indlela / Light Of A Clear Blue Morning(7") Spinna SPIN 4524 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
Spin Big 01-02 Mara Louw - Iphi 'Ndlela album art Mara Louw Iphi 'Ndlela(12") Spinna Spin Big 01-02 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
CTS 702 Mara Louw - Good Love album art Mara Louw Good Love(7") CTV (4) CTS 702 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version