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BUMBANA MUSIC GROUP (article first published : 2006-11-12)

The Bumbana Music Group supported by Paul Kock and friends will perform in the Zulu Jazz Lounge (formerly the Cellar) at the Playhouse on November 11.

Bumbana is a Zulu word meaning ‘Unity’ This is the first album from this young and ambitious group which comprises two young men: Siyabonga Nzimande and Vusi Kunene who ooze great energy.

Their songs are a mix of various African languages, from isiZulu, isiXhosa, Tsonga, isiSotho, Shangani and Lingala. The album is called Harambe, a Swahili word meaning “the journey”. Bumbana plays its own unique sounds ranging from African Jazz, Pop, RnB and a bit of Gospel.

Bumbana’s first album called Harambe, was already on the shelves by November 2004. They started their first tour around the country in January 2005. The Band managed to get themselves a nominee for the South African Music Awards 11, 2005 in the Best African Pop category.

Harambe,was produced by Bumbana with the likes of Sipho Mbhele, Sifiso Ncwane, Jethro Mbowane, On their album, they have worked with Sax Macoy (guitar); Louis Mhlanga (keyboards), Paul Hanmer (bass) and Sami Phore.

Tickets R40 at the door.




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