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Nobuntu in US debut

by Staff reporter
20 Oct 2017 at 06:46hrs | Views
The United States of America will, for the first time, be treated to the sounds of Bulawayo's honey-voiced all women's ensemble, Nobuntu, who are currently in North America on their maiden tour of that country.

Over the past few years, Nobuntu has become one of the country's most marketable cultural exports, featuring regularly in shows and festivals around the globe to showcase their unique take on traditional Zimbabwean music.

Nobuntu is an acappella vocal ensemble made up of young Zimbabwean women.

Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, afro jazz, gospel and crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as mbira and some dance movements.

Alongside the likes of Black Umfolosi and Iyasa the group, fronted by five women, has become one of the country's most treasured cultural ambassadors.

Now it is America's turn to get a taste of their artistic excellence.

The group began its tour in Florida on Tuesday and over the next month they are going to states that include West Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The group's American adventure comes to an end on 19 November in New Jersey.

The group, which was founded in 2011, has not lost a step since releasing its second album Ekhaya, a 14-track offering which features the groups' hit single, Narini, a song that was well received with its video reaching first position on the DStv (Zambezi Magic) Zim Top 10 chart show.

Source - bmetro