Noma Nkwali

»Musician, Actress, Dancer & Entrepreneur based in Europe & Zim. It’s all about music« (facebook.com/noma.mkwananzi).

»Noma Nkwali (born Nomathamsanqa Mkwananzi in Bulawayo Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean artist based in Germany. In 2006 Nkwali landed a role as a lead singer and dancer in the circus show ›Mother Africa‹. She went solo in 2015 and released an accapella album called ›Sithokozile‹ and is currently in the studio working on her new album.« (www.musicinafrica.net/directory/nkwali)

»Meet Noma Nkwali Gagisa, our own female star musician who reminds me of that era when everyone wanted to hear Busi Ncube’s voice. Nkwali is her stage name. Once you hear her voice, you are musically enticed and glued to it. Nkwali’s real name is Nomathamsanqa Treatie Mkwananzi. She is the founder member of iYASA and is currently working with Mother Africa, a German based circus which consists of 45 artists from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Kenya. This is a work of musical gods. Zimbabwe is blessed to have such young musicians. Nkwali hails from Bulawayo. She attended Sobukhazi secondary school in Bulawayo and was introduced into music by Bulawayo’s music and performance guru Nkululeko Dube and her parents played a prominent role in nursing and encouraging her singing till she was involved in the formation of iYASA performance group. On the 13th of November 2015 Nkwali the singer and performance artist came of age as the City of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo, witnessed the prestigious launch of her first solo album, Sithokozile. Sithokozile is an eight track album beautifully packed with a unique genre of traditional and gospel songs. It is the type of music that will forever make you appreciate our African heritage, and how blending it with gospel music suits everyone in our morden society. Blessed are parents who help their talented children achieve their dreams and aspirations, Nkwali dedicated one of the album’s tracks to her own parents. Her type of music is called mbube, African Accappella. It oozes with a rich melodious captivating voice accompanied by the great Zulu/Ndebele dances that Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Iyasa, and a few others are known for. It has been dominated by men, but greatly talented women like Nkwali have broken that tradition and brought their sizzling solo voices to the uniquely southern African genre.« (www.zimeye.net/2015/11/22/noma-gagisa-a-true-legend-2)

»I come from Bulawayo second largest city in Zimbabwe. Our language is called Ndebele which a dialect of the Zulu language from South African. The Ndebele people originate from South Africa hence the cultures and traditions are more or less the same.« (www.dunyaio.com/kursleiter-innen/noma-nkwali)

NOMA NKWALIS KONZERT AUF DEM 1. INTERKULTURELLEN FESTIVAL AFRIKA-FEST 1000 DRUMS AM 27. JULI 2019 IN HALLE D DER KULTURFABRIK WERK 2 IN LEIPZIG ist, ebenso wie die Konzerte der Reggae-Sänger Bala Ranks und Jah Hero, nur als Mikrofon-Gesangsspur aufgenommen worden und bedarf nach wie vor noch der Ergänzung um die uns bisher fehlenden Begleit-Tonspuren ihres unabhängigen Bühnen-Soundsystems, um hier angemessen wiedergegeben werden zu können.

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