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Insingizi to perform for Mandela

by Staff reporter
06 Jun 2018 at 14:39hrs | Views
Austria based Zimbabwean trio Insingizi will perform at a Music For Mandela concerts with Minnesota Ochestra, 3-mob reported.

10 concerts will pay tribute to the great South African statesman Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth from July 13 to August 1. The festival also will serve as a curtain-raiser for Minnesota Orchestra's pioneering tour of South Africa in August.

"African musicians and their continent's rich choral tradition are strongly represented in the festival lineup. Minnesota Chorale will be joined by Insingizi, a vocal trio from Zimbabwe, for a "Celebrating Mandela at 100" program of South African choral music led by Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä (July 20)."

Insingizi is a trio that hails from Bulawayo. Its members are Ramadu, Blessings Nqo Nkomo and Vusa Mkhaya. They perform Imbube music in the Ndebele, a language used by the well-known a-cappella-choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Source - 3-mob