We are thrilled to welcome Lorraine Klaasen as the Chamber’s newest member. Why are we so excited?  Check out one of her upcoming shows in Toronto on May 17 (click for details) and Montreal on May 26 (click for details).


Lorraine is a South African born Township music singer and actress and was a 2013 Canadian Juno Award winner for her ‘Tribute to Miriam Makeba’ album.  She’s also recorded several albums and performed for former South African president Nelson Mandela on his visit to Canada. Thandi Klaasen, Lorraine’s mother, was Nelson Mandela’s favorite jazz singer during the 1950s when Mandela was an activist with the African National Congress (ANC).  Lorraine has appeared at the world-famous Montreal Jazz festival several times over the past decades. You can see her full bio at https://www.lorraineklaasen.com/.


The above are only some of the reasons we are so excited – most importantly Lorraine has said she would become a very active member and help us promote the Chamber both in Canada, especially in Quebec where she lived until recently moving to London, and internationally as well. Lorraine is well known in most part of Africa and her profile and interests in women’s affairs will certainly be an asset for the Chamber.


Welcome Lorraine!