Nomfusi

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Nomfusi  - Soul Worldmusic Live Act in Johannesburg

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A gigantic voice and explosive energy

Afro-soul star Nomfusi has become one of South Africa’s most sought-after export products. With fiveteen international tours under her belt.

In 2015 she opened for Lionel Richie in Stimmen Festival Lörrach an Radio Bayern 2 braodcasted her live concert in May 2015.

Nomfusi's life story was described in Rolling Stone South Africa as "the sort of story Hollywood is bound to snap up." She was born in the township of KwaZhakele in the Eastern Cape. Her single mother, Kwazibani (“Who Knows?” in English) raised her while her father languished in jail for 21 years. A domestic worker by day, Kwazibani was a sangoma (African medicine woman) with a gift for music. Nomfusi would accompany her mother to the weekly sangoma rituals ("Intlombe") where Nomfusi would develop her musicality by dancing and singing for hours.

Nomfusi has given riveting performances across Europe and Canada at prestigious festivals such as WOMAD in England, performing with Angelique Kidjo at the Afrikadey Festival in Canada, and to an audience of more than 8000 at FMM Sines in Portugal. Nomfusi was chosen to portray the character of Miriam Makeba in the long-awaited film about the life of Nelson Mandela, "Long Walk To Freedom." The film, which was released in early 2014,is according to the Hollywood Reporter "be the largest South African production ever mounted".

A gigantic voice and explosive energy

Afro-soul star Nomfusi has become one of South Africa’s most sought-after export products. With fiveteen international tours under her belt.

In 2015 she opened for Lionel Richie in Stimmen Festival Lörrach an Radio Bayern 2 braodcasted her live concert in May 2015.

Nomfusi's life story was described in Rolling Stone South Africa as "the sort of story Hollywood is bound to snap up." She was born in the township of KwaZhakele in the Eastern Cape. Her single mother, Kwazibani (“Who Knows?” in English) raised her while her father languished in jail for 21 years. A domestic worker by day, Kwazibani wa...

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Past Gigs Nomfusi

  • 08 | 2015 Berlin Music for Goals
  • 03 | 2015 Houston SXSW
  • 01 | 2015 München Music for Goals
  • 12 | 2014 Oslo Nobel Peace Price Concert
  • 12 | 2014 Villach Guest mit Villach Big Band
  • 11 | 2014 Berlin Hebbel Theatre with Antjie Krog
  • 09 | 2014 Bremen
  • 09 | 2014 Ulm
  • 09 | 2014 Münster
  • 09 | 2014 München
  • 09 | 2014 Hannover
  • 09 | 2014 Zürich
  • 09 | 2014 Wiesen
  • 09 | 2014 Warschau
  • 09 | 2014 Bochum
  • 09 | 2014 Prag
  • 07 | 2014 Nürnberg
  • 07 | 2014 Hannover
  • 07 | 2014 Ostrava
  • 07 | 2014 Emmendingen
  • 07 | 2014 Murrhard

Discography Nomfusi

  • 2016 New international Album Album | tba
  • 2011 Take me home Album | Universal
  • 2009 Kwazibani Album | Universal

Media

  • Video Nomfusi promotion video new...
  • Video "My Hero" Nomfusi & Hugh Ma...
  • Video Nomfusi MAMA SPEAR live @ B...
  • Video AFRICAN DAY Nomfusi Conc...

Origin

  • Johannesburg ZA

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Nomfusi Gotyana Lead Vocals
  • Simangele Mashazi Backing Vocals
  • Mark Williams Guitar /musical director
  • Sebastian Gieck Bass
  • Jon Amoako Keyboard
  • Robby Smith Drums / Vocals
  • Alberto Barreira Saxophone
  • Mfaniseni Thusi Trombone