As a young girl, Nomfusi used to accompany her mother to weekly sangoma rituals, where she developed interest in music, singing and dancing. She is now revered across the world for her joyful and energetic stage performances. The tiny singer transforms into a packet of dynamite the moment she holds a microphone.
Nomfusi can go to this place where music becomes much more than what we hear. She can touch your soul by letting down her own guards and just sings from the heart - pure gold. With “The Red Stoep" , her new album released in 2021, Nomfusi invites everyone to experience the stories of her African heritage through the music.
As the preserver of her mother tongue Xhosa, which gives the songs an exotic touch through the special clicking noises when pronouncing them, she consciously writes the lyrics to her songs in English and Xhosa.
She has performed across Europe and Canada at prestigious festivals including WOMAD, FMM Sines, Lugano Jazz, Stimmen and Afrikadey and shared stages with big stars like Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela and Lionel Richie.
Nomfusi Ngonyama – leadvocals
Mark Williams – guitar/backingvocals
Sebastian Gieck – bass
David Wöhrer – drums
John Amoako – keyboard