Namvula is a singer, songwriter, photographer, workshop facilitator, and Co-Founding Director of Film Africa, London’s largest celebration of African cinema and culture. Namvula sees music and photography as mirrors to what she sees. Fusing the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland and her Scottish roots with London’s eclectic music scene, Namvula blends African sounds and rhythms with Latin, jazz and folk into uplifting and emotive songs. Namvula’s music transports listeners into different worlds, whilst staying firmly rooted in African soil.
We’ve added a Soundcloud Playlist of her most recent music below, press play and read her article while it plays in the background… trust us 😉
Note* This is only a supplementary post, please see the full article in Issue 28 of ZASA Magazine (January 2018), download the issue free below.
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In depth album review by Rythm Passport: Namvula – Quiet Revolutions
Interviews and Features
Namvula joined This Day Live to talk about her work
The making of Namvula’s debut album, Shiwezwa – Produced by bassist Liran Donin from Mercury-nominated Led Bib, and featuring a stellar cast of musicians, including veteran guitarist Kari Bannerman – who adds the benefit of 40 years of music experience and at least 60 album sessions to the mix – and Mamadou Sarr, percussionist for Baaba Maal, amongst others.
Music and Music Videos
Namvula : Niné Olimba (unplugged) – An unplugged version of ‘niné olimba’ (I am strong)
Playlist of her music… Enjoy 😉
Everything I Wanted – Warming up before a studio session at Tyme Lyne Studios in Lusaka
Namvula – ‘Na Ndayeya’ – Celebrate Life Events
Concert/ Festival Performances
Namvula : Live at the Africa Festival, Wurzburg, Germany. Filmed by Arte TV (1 hour 30 mins).
Sources: Various linked in post.
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