Fri 18 May, 7:30pm. Winterborne Stickland Village Hall, DT11 0NT. 01258 880920. £10, £7 u18s, £28 fam.
Sat 19 May, 7:30pm. Broadmayne Village Hall, DT2 8EW. 07443 659912. £10, £7 u18s, £28 fam.
Creating an intrepid new world where folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland blend with London’s vibrant eclectic music scene, Namvula crosses boundaries with a refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, transporting listeners into different worlds whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.
Her debut album Shiwezwa was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times. The album release was followed by numerous radio and TV appearances, including the BBC’s Focus on Africa (TV and Radio), Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3’s World on 3, and Zambian national TV and Radio, as well as repeat airplay on various stations including Late Junction and World Routes.
With Namvula's highly anticipated second album ‘Quiet Revelations’, the gifted song-sculptress digs deep in to her inspirations, exploring different aspects of female hood.
Namvula is also set to appear at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend this summer. Backed by a stellar band of some of the UK’s most respected African and jazz musicians, including bassist Liran Donin of Mercury-nominated Led Bib, saxophonist Chris Williams, and Senegalese percussionist Mamadou Sarr who tours with international star Baaba Maal, expect unmissable night of outstanding musicianship. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.
"a cool, thoughtful singer-songwriter whose distinctive fusion style reflects her history" The Guardian
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