Omagugu

Bio

Omagugu

Singer · Songwriter · Lyricist · Vocal Coach · Choir Conductor

Omagugu has a debut album, titled “Uthingo LweNkosazana”, which was released in 2018, she is currently working on her sophomore album due to be released later this year. Omagugu is currently based in East London, Eastern Cape, where she works as a voice coach and choir conductor.

Musical Achievements:

Awarded a bursary at the Samro Overseas Scholarship Competition for Singers - 2003.
Selected as vocalist for the Standard Bank National Youth Big Band directed by Bruce Cassidy at the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival - 2003.
Recipient of the Mbokodo Award for Jazz - 2016.

Discography / Collaborations:

Omagugu - uThingo LweNkosazana/
Herbie Tsoaeli - African Time/
Mbuso Khoza - Zilindile/
Linda Sikhakhane - Two Sides One Mirror/
Da Capo – Genesys/
DJ LeSoul – Higher Frequencies/
Nduduzo Makhathini - Sketches of Tomorrow, Mother Tongue, Listening To the Ground, Modes Of Communication Letters From The Underworlds

Tours/Performances:

New York Winter Jazz Festival - 2020/
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz - 2019/
Grahamstown National Arts Festival - 2018/
Centro Cultural Franco Mozambique- 2018/
Mama Jazz Festival Mauritius - 2018/
The Orbit Jazz Club - 2018/
The Birds Eye Jazz Club Switzerland - 2017/
Museum Tinguely Switzerland - 2017/
The World Cruise Ship – performing with American Jazz Band 2000/
Avo Session Basel- Switzerland/
World Summit – Switzerland, South African Embassy (Ten year’s celebration of freedom) Israel
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 2007 with Themba Mkhize/
Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2007 with Themba Mkhize/
South African Embassy Washington DC - 2010/
Norway Oslo with Nduduzo Makhathini - 2011/
Nerox Songs of Freedom - 2012/
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 2015 with Nduduzo Makhathini/
The Orbit Jazz Club - Listening to the Ground CD Launch - 2015/
South African Embassy – United Kingdom/
National Arts Festival with Nduduzo Makhathini - 2015/
Soweto Theatre - The Improvisers Session with Nduduzo Makhathini and Thebe Lipere - 2015/
Cape Town International Jazz Festival with Nduduzo Makhathini - 2016/
Essence Jazz Festival - 2016

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