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Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga
When 20-year-old singer Samba Mapangala boarded the riverboat for Kisangani in 1975, little did he know where it would really be taking him. The young vocalist, one of a quartet of singers in the Kinshasa dance band Saka Saka, was heading with his mates for a tour of Eastern Zaire. read more
Sylent Nqo is a self-taught and award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Zimbabwe.
Life’s experiences were his primary source of inspiration, and he uses his guitar to express his deepest emotions.
Nqo has collaborated and shared the stage with many of Africa’s finest, including the late Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi, Chiwoniso Maraire, Mokoomba, read more
Fanie Fayar is a singer-songwriter and dancer from Congo Brazzaville. Her music, dubbed ‘Nsangi Groove-Soul’ uniquely combines pop, funk and soul rhythms with traditional instruments, including sanza, balafon, ndara and tam-tam.
Fanie Fayar is known for her extraordinary alchemy and boundless energy on stage.
With her eclectic music and exceptional voice, she read more
Nomfusi is a self-taught singer-songwriter, whose music incorporates afropop, afrosoul, gospel and ballads with maskandi guitars and other sounds of the townships.
As a young girl, Nomfusi used to accompany her mother to weekly sangoma rituals, where she developed interest in music, singing and dancing.
She is now revered across the world read more
Aleksand Saya’s music path began in the 1990s Réunion Island hiphop and underground reggae scenes. While he evolved into performing at sound systems and block parties, he fell in love with maloya music, a vector of history, emotions and traditions.
Through ‘kabar’ events, lifted by maloya’s powerful rhythms and instruments, Saya read more
Upendo Manase is a Tanzanian singer-songwriter, vocal trainer and entrepreneur who first learnt to sing in her church choir.
Since completing music studies, she has performed as lead or backing vocalist with various afro-fusion bands at events including the Swahili Music Festival and Sauti za Busara in Tanzania, DoaDoa Performing Arts read more