SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Zambian afro-folk: evocative, lyrical and refreshing


Date: 25 April 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 25 April 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

Namvula’s songs are inspired by life - by its beauty and ugliness, its tenderness and cruelty, and the power of the stories that it holds, both simple and complex. Evocative, lyrical and with a refreshing honesty, Namvula draws heavily on her Zambian heritage as well as referencing her Scottish roots and life in the diaspora, to produce an intoxicating and unique blend of uplifting global sounds. One of the few Zambian artists performing in Europe, Namvula has shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, multi-award-winning Zambian vocalist Maureen Lilanda, and sitar player Anoushka Shankar, before embarking on her current solo project.

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