Siso Nkambule


Siso Nkambule is an Afro-folk musician from Swaziland.

He describes himself as representing a new generation of African musicians. His music is African folk with elements of west African rhythms and African jazz .

Siso comes from the mountainous country of eSwatini in Southern Africa. He was born in the rural areas of Sigangeni, where he grew up heading his parents’ cattle.

In the mountains, music was the order of the day with other herd boys, keeping them motivated during the course of the day. From his early years he was shaped by art, as it runs in his family.

He also a self-taught rhythm guitarist, mbira player, vocalist, arranger and composer. He sings in his native language siswati. His lyrics covers daily life, storytelling, spirituality and social development.

His father is also an artist, who works with carving wood and stone. Siso is also inspired by nature and people and most of his music is composed as a reflection of his natural surroundings and human relationships.

Siso released his debut ten-track album 'INDLELA' in May 2020. The album was recorded in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.

He draws inspiration from such artists as Vusi Mahlasela, Madala Kunene, Dr Philip Tabane, Habib Koite, Toumanni Diabate, Salif Keita, Rokia Traore, Tcheka, Teta, Richard Bona, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Smiles Makama, Seckou Keita, Thomas Mapfumo and Simphiwe Dana.


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