Nomzi Kumalo

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Back home they say that it is her singing, her voice and songs that have an Afrikana feel that relate to most African songs sung at cultural events and gatherings; and that how she sings puts that emotion of peace, belonging and celebration - like rhythm into her music.

Nomzi Kumalo is a self-taught singer, songwriter and musician educated in Fine Art and has managed to change her career direction over the past 3 years. Her education in art and art history, her experience as a visual artist for over 15 years as well as her work as a poet over 5 years plays a big part in her musical vocabulary as a solo artist.

Born and raised in South Africa, she expresses life as an interdisciplinary female artist and citizen of Norway. Her Norwegian band first appeared on stage with her Janauary 2018. Despite being quite new to the professional music scene, Nomzi is already leaving an incredible stream of unique and gripping concerts.

Mari Boine, a Norwegian Sami musician, invited Nomzi to northern Norway to work on her first english album, "See The Woman", in 2013. This was the start of a 3 year collaboration where Nomzi developed as an artist, songwriter, composer and producer. It was both a personal and musical journey where Mari recognized Nomzi as a major part of the process. The album, released in 2017, also contains a song they wrote together, "Crowded Streets of Blue". In the same year, Nomzi made an appearance as a warm up artist for the "See The Woman" tour concert at Oslo Konserthuset. Another highlight was Nomzi's concert at the Nobel Peace Center in 2018, during the UN Theme Week: Still Human opening ceremony.

On Nomzi's debut album, set to be released autumn 2020, you will find 7 original folk jazz pop songs where she sings about love and resilience and about how she overcame addiction. Watch out for her first single, set to be released in autumn this year.

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Nomzi Kumalo - The Truth
Nomzi Kumalo - I Got The Gold
Nomzi Kumalo - Go, Don’t Leave
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Nomzi Kumalo - The Truth

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Nomzi Kumalo - I Got The Gold
Nomzi Kumalo - Go, Don’t Leave
Nomzi Kumalo - The Truth
Nomzi Kumalo - The Truth
Nomzi Kumalo - For Love (dance clip)
Nomzi Kumalo - For Love
Nomzi Kumalo - For Love
Nomzi Kumalo - I Can Not Buy It
NOOslo, Norway
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2015

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