Karen Zoid has become such an important part of the home grown scene that her name is now the byword for emotionally charged, downright incendiary South African rock music.

What’s more, throughout a career spanning more than 10 years, Zoid has managed that unusual and frequently tricky feat of balancing popular appeal with critical praise; of securing an audience of both Afrikaans and English speakers; of retaining her individuality in a market known for its desire for sameness.

Her unmistakable voice, razor sharp lyrics and passionate performances make her a one of a kind performer. Not to mention that she is always pushing boundaries on stage, whether it be collaborative performances with SA legends such as Vusi Mahlasela and Zolani Mahola (Freshlyground) or performing her ‘guilty pleasures’ in her production “Under the Covers.”

Zoid’s super-charged rock energy is an ability to write gorgeous, delicately rendered songs that speak of the emotional vortex that drives this exceptional artist to keep creating. ‘Drown Out the Noise’, her latest album, shows that Karen Zoid is South Africa’s premier female rock artist, full stop. The album entered at #1 on the charts. 

Zoid currently hosts her own talk show “Republiek van Zoid Afrika” on Kyk Net, and made iTunes history for the most consecutive #1 hits in a row from the consequent collaborative music releases. She is also one of the coaches for The Voice South Africa alongside KAHN, Lira and Bobby van Jaarsveld. Her collaboration with Francois van Coke – “Toe Vind Ek Jou” has reached an unprecedented 1 million views on Youtube. Best Female Artist at the 2008 South African Music Awards (SAMA’s).

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6 days ago
Thank you MUD Studio Cape Town. for supporting Karen Zoid Op Klavier. Our first release of 30 tickets out of a limited 150 were sold at the Greenpoint shop thanks to @alomabotha Michelle and Audrey. Thanks for the fun guys! #mudonyourface #secretshow #kzopklavier #kaapstad https://t.co/aouo5eSnha karenzoid photo
7 days ago
Karen Zoid Op Klavier - Secret Show Cape Town! First 30 tickets available today from MUD Make-up #greenpoint #capetown Between 12.00 and 14.00 ❤️ Shop 006, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset Road, Greenpoint. This is Trevor, he bought the first 2! https://t.co/NTkj1MLPTF karenzoid photo
1 week ago
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