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TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : PEROLA

perola

Born on April 28, 1978 in Huambo, Angola, singer Jandira Sassingui aka Pérola sails between Angolan rhythms (kizomba, semba, Caribbean (zouk) and American (R & B, soul) and a capella songs. Such as “Presta Atenção”, “Amor”, “Doida” or “Omboio”, performed in Portuguese, earned it a continental reputation. In 2005, Pérola was crowned “Best Feminine Artist of Southern Africa” at the ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY MONEOA

MONEOA

From the shores of the 3rd largest city in South Africa; radiates a 23 year old, (Umthatha born) Durban raised singer and songwriter, poised to make the world her own. MONEOA is a dancer by profession; but has followed her heart to singing, after her family and friends made her realize that her voice glides across chords as swiftly as ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY BRUNA TATIANA

BRUNA TATIANA

Nascida a 11 de Fevereiro na cidade do Lobito. Filha de pai musico, que a influenciou ouvindo desde pequena vozes de grandes artistas como: Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Otis Reding, Louis Armstrong, Etha James, entre outros grandes nomes da música internacional soul e R&B. – Em 1999 é convidada como back vocal do primeiro grupo de Hip-Hop em Angola os ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY PAH CHIHERA

PAH CHIHERA

On  March  16,  1991,  one  of  Zimbabwe’s  talented  artistes  and  fastrising  music  star  was  born. She was  christened Pamhidzai Tracy  Mbirimi. Pamhidzai comes  from  a  musical  family  which  is  having Chihera  is  derived from the  Pamhidzai  her  full  name  and  Pah  as  shortcut,  Chihera  is  her  totem  (as  per  African  culture,  every tribe  has  a  name  they  are  known  with  from  the  ancestors).   Pah  is  well  rooted  to  the  African  and Traditional  way  of  doing  things,  for  instance  the  use  of  totems  is  termed  a  very  ancient  way  of showing respect  and  pride  in  one’s  identity  many  upcoming artists  from  young  to  mature  have distant  themselves  from  these  roots  but  Pah  continues  to  emphasize  on  the  importance  of  our tradition,  for  instance  how  women  should  submit  to  their  husbands  and  the  importance  ofunconditional  love  and  respect  as  well  as  unity  amongst  siblings  and  countrymen.  It  wasn’t  until 2014  that  Pah  Chihera’s  reign  in  the  music  world  was  cemented.  Although  her  career  only started  with  her  debut  album,  “Runonzi  Rudo”, within  two  years  and  at  only  23  years  of  age,  her career  has  already  blossomed  to  dizzy  heights.  Many older  musicians  have  struggled  for  20  or more years  to  make   a  mark  on  the  music  map.  Pah  Chihera’s  soulful  music  has  a  unique freshness  makes her  stand  out  as  a  natural  singer.   Pah  Chihera  attended  Zuva  Rabuda  Primary  School  in  Glen  Norah before  moving  to  Mufakose  High  3  where  she  did  her  secondary  schooling. She then  enrolled  with ZDECO  College  for  a  reception  management  course  and  then  Herentials  College  where  she received a  diploma  in hotel and  catering  management.   Pah  Chihera’s  musical  gift  became  apparent  at  an early  age.  Her  powerful  voice  was  discovered  at  five  years  old,  before  she  even  started  school.  By the  time  she  went  to  primary  school,  she  was  already  known  as  that  girl  with  a  beautiful  voice.  Pah Chihera’s  journey  as  a  professional  singer began when  she  did  backing  vocals  for  her  uncle Kudakwashe  Prince  Musarurwa,  in  the  Afro  Royal  Chamberlains  Band.  Her  uncle  also  features  in most  of the  tracks  on  Pah  Chihera’s  “Runonzi  Rudo”  album.  At  the  present  moment  Pah  has  one  6 track  Album  to  her  name  which  has  been  received  with  so  much  amazement  and  has  enabled  her  to tour  countries  like  UAE-Dubai,  United  Kingdom,  South  Africa,  Malawi  and  Botswana  ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY LIZHA JAMES

LIZHA JAMES

Elisa Lisete James Humbane, popularly known as Lizha James (born December 12, 1982), is one of the biggest musicians in Lusophone Africa. Born in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo her music style includes a mixture of rhythms like Marrabenta, Reggae, R&B and hip-hop. She is also famous for the Mozambican style Dzukuta Pandza. Daughter of Jaime James Humbane and Madalena Fernando, she started to sing as part ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY ELIZE DENTLINGER

ELIZE

Elize Dentlinger is a Country and Gospel Singer Songwriter.  Started singing from a young age mostly in church and school.  For Elize music is a universal language that speaks to the listener and can be inspirational and comforting giving hope to the hopeless and courage to the beaten. Started singing at the Rehoboth Show since High School years and at ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY BUSISWA

BUSISWA

Busiswa Gqulu’s performance poetry journey started when she joined the collective Young Basadzi Women of Poetry in 2005. Since then, she has captivated audiences across various stages, including the National Arts Festival, Cape Town National Youth Festival and the Poetry Africa Festival where she first performed in 2010. A new-age performance poet and singer, Gqulu has opened the stage for singers Tu Nokwe and Siphokazi and shared the stage with such ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY GAZZA

GAZZA

Lazarus Shiimi, known by his stage name Gazza, is one of the most commercially successful and best selling recording artists in Namibia. Gazza was born on 10 March 1977 in Oshakati (North of Namibia) in a family of seven. At that time, he had to live in a shack behind someone’s house after his father died. Despite those modest beginnings, ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY PIKSY

PIKSY

Piksy aka Chinfana Chodziwika Ndi Boma (#CCNB) started his solo music career in 2005 when he released his first single tittled ‘Mwai wina’ Produced by Tedy D and Bright Simbota… in 2006 he met Nicolas Mbonela and formed Atumwi. Atumwi parted ways in 2010 and Piksy continued his solo music career and released his first album ‘MASO’ in 2012. Piksy ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY AKA

AKA

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes (born 28 January 1988), better known by his stage name AKA, is a South African hip hop recording artist originally from Cape Town. In 2002, he was part of the rap group Entity that had a hit with “Touch N Go”. Entity were nominated in 2005 for “Best African Hip Hop” in the KORA Awards[1]and performed during the event. He went on to study ... Read More »