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Wed, November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Bankhead Presents: Nobuntu
Nobuntu, an all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz and Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with their pure voices and harmonies, augmented by minimal percussion, traditional instruments, such as the Mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements.
Nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the 2015 Zimbabwe International Women Awards in London, Nobuntu has performed at festivals and concert halls across Europe and Canada, as well as throughout the African continent. In addition to television and radio appearances, they have released two recordings THINA (2012) and EKHAYA (2016.)
The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty, and heritage through art. Their mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries.
“Rich voices and exhilarating rhythms, both physical and vocal, poured out from the stage to enchant a near-capacity crowd.” — Sarasota Herald-Tribune