Dumza Maswana

Bio

Dumza Maswana is a South African artist well-known for the singular depth of his soothing baritone voice. He fuses tradition, spiritual and jazz to create sonic experiences that uplift, inspire and heal. Dumza writes and sings from a place of knowing, reflecting all that he has experienced and paying homage to his culture and the music that inspires him. Born in the vibrant small town of Ngqushwa, in the Eastern Cape, Dumza was drawn to music at an early age, a passion that moved him to form Healing Voices, an all-male gospel group he started at 17 years old, before moving to the City of Gold, Johannesburg, to further his musical interest. Having been influenced by the likes of Victor Ntoni, Sibongile Khumalo and Caiphus Semenya, Dumza’s lyrical prowess, wide vocal range and authenticity earned him a SAMA nomination for his debut album, Molo, which was released in 2016. The album was well-received, with gems such as Emihle, which was dedicated to his daughter, and Nomthandazo, which listed on 17 different radio stations, including Kaya-FM, Umhlobo Wenene, Radio 2000, Ukhozi FM and SAfm His song The Letter received the award for Best Jazz Song at the 2017 Mzansi Jazz Awards.

Dumza’s artistry has landed him on global stages, including those at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where was accompanied by the Mzansi Musical Ensemble, and the Performed at Sing! Festival in Toronto, Canada. Locally, he has graced the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and Macufe Festival, Ebubelenj Festival and Buyelekhaya Festival stages. In his live performances, Dumza is known for taking the audience on a journey, inviting them to take part in his enchanting storytelling and soulful melodies. He recently released his first live album, Live At The Guild Theatre. He has shared the stage with some of South Africa’s most illustrious musicians, including Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo Madlingozi, Tshepo Tshola, Sphokazi, the Jaziel Brothers, Mafikizolo, and the legendary Victor Ntoni. He has been featured in the works of award-winning DJ Mobi Dixon and DJ Palture and the latest album of Black Motion. Dumza just released his third album titled "Celebrating African Song", which was produced by award-winning and globally-celebrated South African jazz pianist and producer, Andile Yenana. Released on the 4th February 2022.

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Ibali Lika Noma-indiya
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DUMZA MASWANA - MOLO (LIVE AT THE GUILD THEARE)

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Ibali Lika Noma-indiya
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Umnqongo (interlude)
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Bhulu
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Le ngoma
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Idinga Linzima
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Masisele
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Konakel'emzini
04:52
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Uyahamba (feat. Thandeka Mfinyongo)
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Vuk'umjonge
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Vukani Madoda
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Gatyeni
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Vumani
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Molo Ntombazana (Julu Sound Remix)
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Andikho (Live)
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Moya Oyingcwele (Live)
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Beth'emnqwazini (Live)
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Sombawo (Reprise)
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Sombawo (Live)
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Nomthandazo (Live)
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Nguye (Live)
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Ndiyavuma (Live)
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The Letter (Live)
07:14
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Band Introductions
05:16
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Backing Singers Solos
06:02
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Emihle (Live)
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The Way (Live)
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Molo (Ntombazana) (Live)
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Ubizo (Reprise)
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Ubizo (Live)
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Intro (Hon. Pemmy Majodina)
02:17
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Molo (House Mix)
06:20
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Nguwe Na
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Beth' emnqwazini
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Sombawo
05:23
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Tribute to Victor Ntoni
05:21
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Andikho
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The Letter
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Ubizo
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Ndiyavuma
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Emihle
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Nomthandazo
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Molo (Ntombazana)
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Videos

Dumza Maswana interviews the Trumpeter Feya Faku, on Umhlobo Wenene FM
DUMZA MASWANA - MOLO (LIVE AT THE GUILD THEARE)
Titi Luzipo - Moya Oyingcwele (Live At The Guild Theatre)
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Dumza Maswana - Sombawo Live (At The Guild Theatre) ft. Kekelingo
Backing Singers Solos (on Emihle)
Sombawo (Reprise) featuring Kekelingo (@Kekelingomusic)
Dumza Maswana Live At The Guild - The Band
Nomathemba feat. KoraX Tulwana
Dumza Maswana - Sombawo Live in East London
Dumza Maswana - Nje NgeFish Acoustic
Dumza Maswana : Ubizo Live and Unplugged
Dumza Maswana - Jikúmjonge
Dumza Maswana: Kubi (Zim Ngqawana)
DUMZA MASWANA RADIO DEMO (first attempt)
Dumza Maswana : UBIZO (paying tribute to uMama Nomhle Nkonyeni).
Likhey Booi - "Music In The Air"
Dumza Maswana feat Thandeka Mfingongo on Uhadi "AMANZI" Live at NAF 2019
Dumza Maswana - Ubizo Live @ NAF 2019
Dumza Maswana with NMU Music students
Celebrating African Song with Dumza Maswana a& Friends
Likhey Booi - Music In The Air
Likhey Booi (Interview) on Umhlobo Wenene
Dumza Maswana - MOLO on Afternoon Express.
Dumza Maswana - MOLO on Afternoon Express
Dumza Maswana - Ubizo (acoustic)
Dumza Maswana - Sombawo (Live and Unplugged)
Dumza Maswana - The Letter (Live and Unplugged)
Dumza Maswana - MOLO (Live & Unplugged)
Dumza Maswana @The Orbit
Dumza Maswana - Changed Man (Acoustic)
Dumza Maswana - Ubizo (Acoustic Set)
Dumza Maswana - UBIZO (Live at The Orbit Jazz)
Dumza Maswana - SOMBAWO (Live at The Orbit Jazz)
Mzansi Ensemble and Dumza Maswana - Litshonil'ilanga (Victor Ntoni)
Dumza Maswana Live at Kaya FM - FULL SHOW
Dumza Maswana & Nqobile Sibeko - EGOLI
Dumza Maswana - Thetha (Victor Ntoni)
Dumza Maswana - The Journey Documentary (PART 2)
Dumza Maswana: Molo (Xhosa clans interlude)
Thetha NAF
Dumza Maswana sings Maxhosa by Victor Ntoni
Dumza Maswana: Sombawo Live NAF
Dumza Maswana - Andikho (National Arts Festival 2014)
Dumza Maswana - Thetha (Tribute To Victor Ntoni)
Dumza Maswana - Molo Live at National Arts Fest
Dumza Maswana - The Journey Documentary (PART 1)
Njengefish accoustic
Dumza Maswana: Njengefish live
Dumza Maswana : Nguye

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ZAPort Elizabeth, South Africa
In operation since: 
2009

Contact

0710018366
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