HARARE – Zimbabwe's all female acappella ensemble, Nobuntu is back from Canada and looking forward to embark on its national tour and second album launch.
Nobuntu, which recently performed across Canada, are excited to be performing in Bulawayo, Harare and Victoria Falls, respectively.
”Our new album, Ekhaya is an experience of what it means to be Zimbabwean and above all, African. Ekhaya, highlights the importance of being proud of who you are, where one comes from, their tradition, norms and culture.
“There is no place like home, Ekhaya is home”, said Thandeka Moyo, a member of Nobuntu.
The ensemble is made up of five Zimbabwean women — Moyo, Joyline Sibanda, Zanele Manhenga, Heather Dube and Duduzile Sibanda — who took it upon themselves to invade the “men’s genre” — Imbube and showcase their prowess.
Nobuntu has not performed for a while in Zimbabwe so they will kick off their national tour and album launch on Saturday, June 11 in the City of Kings, koBulawayo, a place they call home. The other concerts will be held in Harare and Victoria Falls, respectively, on June 18 and 25, just before the group departs for Italy where they will perform and tour in July.
“We look forward to the support from all the three places we will be performing in this June. It is an exciting journey and always humbling when you continuously receive so much love from home,” said Joyline.
Their second album, Ekhaya, was launched on online stores in March, prior to having the singles available on local radio stations. The first album Thina, got the ensemble nominated for a Zimbabwe International Women Award (Best Musician Category) which were held in London, United Kingdom. The video to the lead single, Narini from their second album, was on number one for four weeks on the Top 10 Music Videos on Zambezi Magic TV.