The Jazz Session #593: Nomfundo Xaluva

Vocalist Nomfundo Xaluva is a multi-award winning jazz singer known for her ability to weave together her Xhosa identity, South African jazz roots, and a contemporary approach to songwriting and singing. With two albums out on Universal Music, she is also a beloved educator who recently became a Lecturer in Jazz Studies at the University of Cape Town. She’s performed across South Africa and is one of the most exciting figures in the South African jazz community.

Show Notes:
Tracklisting:
– Oxamu
– Themba Lam
– Endleleni
– Bayathetha
– Ebhayi

South African Musicians Mentioned:
Jimmy Dludlu
Judith Sephuma
Musa Manzini
Moses Molelekwa
Miriam Makeba
Sibongile Khumalo
Shannon Mowday
Natascha Roth
Bokani Dyer
Shane Cooper
Chris Engel
Lwanda Gogwana
Mandisi Dyantyis

Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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Author: Nicky Schrire