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Insingizi: Voices of Southern Africa Vol 2

Amathalenta
Amagugu
Ngazengayibona
Halala
Lamelela Ndwandwe
Ukubekezela
Sekuseduze
Mtshumayeli
Kungemithandazo
Amisiko
Londolozela
Umendo
Ukuhlabelela
Sizomdumisa

Following the amazing worldwide success of their first album, the Zimbabwean vocal group Insingizi present fourteen new songs, a cappella or accompanied with African drums, clapping and whistles. "After the success of the first album we were faced with a challenge to produce a CD that would have an even greater impact" says group leader Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu. "The songs on the new CD are a mixture of our own compositions as well as traditional songs that changed our music sense, such as "Londolozela" and the hard-hitting war song, "Lamlela ndwandwe". The other compositions were inspired by life in the townships and they reflect the day to day life in modern day Zimbabwe." From the aforementioned war song to the funeral song "Amagugu", to the traditional wedding songs "Londolozela" and "Umendo", sung by jubilant families at traditional wedding ceremonies, the album highlights the different moods mbube music is capable of heralding. Insingizi's music is filled with hope, optimism and faith. Wherever they go, the purity of their vocal interplay is overwhelmingly beautiful, the lyric is ultimately hopeful, and the inherent tone of their message is true to their spiritual beliefs.

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Item code: 9933C | 1 CD | $15.95 |add item to cart
World  | A Cappella | Male | Africa
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