Ntomb'Yelanga

Bio

Ntomb’Yelanga (Thobekile Mbanda)- is a band leader, guitarist, vocals and indigenous instruments player. She is a conceptual artist, community activist and uses music as her medium and muse. Centring her work around the preservation, promotion and development of indigenous instruments and music fuels her current project, Songs of our Ancestors. Among her trajectory of creative pursuits: in 2014 Mbanda wrote and produced while in Barbados a play about Princess Magogo the Rise of A Star, she currently works at Art for Humanity as Project Manager, has performed locally and internationally, and is constantly developing her repertoire for working with young people and the intersection of music, learning, decolonization and freedom. She focuses on the exploration of cultural music, knowledge systems, knowledge of the instruments songs and dances with the idea of presenting it back to the community.

Exploration of ancient sounds - how sound (ingoma) is a language, a memory and a dream we bring to life through intergenerational connections and sound dialogue and venture into the role of the body as a living archive of these sounds.

What is our spiritual wealth as Afrikans? how do we engage in nation healing through sound and traditional instruments creating a soundscape that connects us with our ancestors Umnombo wohambo laKwantu. Recent Noteworthy Performances: ● DUT - an LGBTQI+ Awareness campaign ● Art for Humanity - Artist Talk Series- Umnombo ● Durban ICC Legotla Conference ● The Chairman ● Retro Bazaar at Phansi Museum ● Moses Mabhida Staduim - Pan Afrikan Conference ● Sutton Park - Black Sundays Afrikan Market

Posts

Ntomb'Yelanga - Looping
Ntomb'Yelanga - Ubuntu
Ntomb'Yelanga uMakweyana Materials
Ntomb'Yelanga - Vinqo
Ntomb'Yelanga - Baya Vuma
Ntomb'Yelanga jamming with Madala Kunene and Sibusile Xaba
Umakhweyana and ugubhu workshops with Ntomb'Yelanga

Videos

Ntomb'Yelanga - Ubuntu
Ntomb'Yelanga - Looping pt 2
Ntomb'Yelanga - Looping
Ntomb'Yelanga - Vinqo
Ntomb'Yelanga - Baya Vuma
Ntomb'Yelanga jamming with Madala Kunene and Sibusile Xaba
Umakhweyana and ugubhu workshops with Ntomb'Yelanga
Ntomb'Yelanga NabaLimi - Baya Vuma
Making Umakweyana with Ntomb'Yelanga
Ntomb'Yelanga uMakweyana Materials
Inganekwane Yethu. The Wonderful Egg
Abancane indie music making drums
Inganekwane Yethu. uThabani uya edholobheni by Siyabonga Sikhakhane
Abancane indie music making click clacks (castanets)
Abancane Indie Music making a harmonica
Inganekwane Yethu Unkosazane Nana story by Sizile Ndlazi
Abancane indie music making a tambourine
Inganekwane Yethu. Nkosazana Nana by Sizile Ndlazi
Intandane by Siyabonga Sikhakhane
Abancane indie music making a banjo
Ikati Lifuna Ukuba Ibhubesi. Ibalwe nguSiyabonga Sikhakhane
Lifa's Lost and Found by Sindiswa Magona
Inganekwane Yethu Inkosazane Yamanzi by Siyabonga Sikhakhane
Ntomb'Yelanga jamming to Gogo Bavikile
Baya Vuma - Ntomb'Yelanga NaBalimi
Endlini
Makwande - Ntomb'Yelanga NaBalimi
Mvimbeni - Ntomb'Yelanga NabaLimi
Inganekwane Yethu. Ingane Zenyanga by Siyabonga Sikhakhane
Inganekwane Yethu story by Ignatius Mabasa: The Market Superman.
Isitsha Sengilazi Esigcwele Amaswidi by Siyabonga Sikhakhane
Ntomb'Yelanga - Mtshingo
Ntomb'Yelanga NaBaLimi - Makweyana Jam
Ntomb'Yelanga - just jamming
Ntomb'Yelanga NaBaLimi -Imimoya
Mtomnyama
Ntomb'Yelang NaBaLimi - Mamuyeza 2
Ntomb'Yelanga NaBaLimi - Sikhala Njalo
Ntomb'Yelanaga NaBaLimi - Running
Ntomb'Yelanga NaBaLimi - Soundscape
Thobs the Zulu Queen
Thobs the Zulu Queen...oGogo
AMD 2017
Thobs the Zulu Queen Heal Plantation WOmb
Thobs the Zulu Queen..I remember
Thobs the Zulu Queen Plantation Womb
We baba
Dr Silk Asara
Roots Mahaut
Abba Int and Jah Banton
Jah Banton and Abba Int
Damani Re and Ayesha Nura
Damani Re and Ayesha Nura
Damani Re
Damani Re
Damani Re Barbados poet
Thobs the Zulu Queen meeting Vaughn Benjamin Midnight
Thobs the Zulu Queen
Thobs the Zulu Queen
Thobs the Zulu Queen
Adrian Green
Art is
Mtomnyama
I remember
Beautiful smile

Photos

ZADurban, South Africa
In operation since: 
2008

Contact

+27829647521
Thobekile Bridget Mbanda

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