IZWI LAMI; My Voice

A New Voice Is Heard...

"Exuberance is beauty"... the wise words of the mystical English poet William Blake take on a fresh twist when one meets the multi-talented young South African-born performer, Nondumiso Tembe - either in person, onstage, or by listening to her superb first audio CD release, "IZWI LAMI; My Voice". A debut album that catches the full flush of an artist's coming-of-age is a rare thing. Yet here is one that makes you stand back and marvel, as each track builds to the next...KZN Music House is proud to introduce this important new artist, who - until now - has been one of the best-kept secrets in our musical firmament...

"IZWI LAMI; My Voice" is themed around key events that have shaped Nondumiso's life. It's a fusion of the old and the new, the traditional and the contemporary, a meeting of worlds, a marriage of traditional African music and Neo-Soul, with Classical influences. The album conjures up a sound world that is painted in a rich palette of emotions; the songs depict a wide range of the human experience - finding love, losing love, grief and loss, celebrating a young African woman"s coming of age and some are funky, fun, up-tempo dance tracks for those days when you need to just forget about your troubles and "Dance the night away!" There are also a number of socio-politically poignant tracks giving voice to the trials and tribulations of the African experience. You can particularly look forward to two powerful duets, featuring South African Maskandi music legends Madala Kunene and Phuz'Ekhemisi, as well as a captivating collaboration with hot South African Hip Hop artist Young Nations.

With a little something for everyone, "IZWI LAMI" is an eclectic, potentially timeless offering from what promises to be one of South Afric'"s most exciting new artistic voices!