"She can take her voice wherever she wants it to go - soaring up there with the flutes, whispering with the mournful clarinets, roaring like a horn and booming like a tuba. She moves from achingly pretty highs to gut-wrenching soul-shouter deliveries in an effortless glide that leaves you with your hair standing on end.....Not since Miriam Makeba have we had such a songbird as we have in Tsidii.
~ Glynis O'Hara, Sunday Star Review
"A little of Ella,a touch of the blues and a voice that mellowed in the Lesotho mountains. Tsidii Le Loka's singing makes the critics swoon"
~Dee Phillips, Cosmopolitan
"She doesn't just sing, she summons"
~ Dwight Hobbes, Aesthetics
......Although this album is neither a narrowly focused "social issues" album nor an "African" album, it touches on the realities of Tsidii's life and experiences. In describing it, Tsidii has coined the desciption - NEW WORLD MUSIC / MUSIC FOR A NEW WORLD. It can be enjoyed by people with a wide variety of tastes with an openness to a fresh sound. Tsidii's worldly perspective combined with the brilliance of music Producer Francois Breant, have created a unique and winning collaboration. Here's to a royal odyssey and to the beginnings of a music for a new world...Enjoy!
~By Mark Baszak, author and critic 2004
Tony Award Nominee and winner of several top industry awards including Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, EW Award, Drama League Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical (for originating the role of "Rafiki") in THE LION KING ON BROADWAY, Tsidii Le Loka continues to bring her electrifying performances and multi-faceted artistry to international audiences. Tsidii's composition, Rafiki Mourns is included in the Grammy Award winning album of The Lion King On Broadway, sharing the honor with Elton John, Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer and others. The supremely talented Lady has also been awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in Musical Theatre from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and has shared the stage and recordings with the likes of STING, ELTON JOHN, MADONNA, HARRY BELAFONTE, DIONNE WARWICK, YOUSSOU N'DOUR, ROBERTA FLACK, LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO....
Her film and TV credits include lead roles in two Stephen King made-for-television movies ROSE RED and THE DIARY OF ELLEN RIMBAUER (Stephen King and Ridley Pearson).