CODA Africa is Zami Mdingi (vocals), Carol Thorns (electric cello), Renate Riedemann (electric violin), Judy Brown (sax) and DJ LuvChild.
Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami Mdingi, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from Classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances.
Their new album ‘Disclosure’ has been nominated for 2 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for ‘Most Promising Artiste in Africa 2014’, and ‘Best African-Electro Act 2014’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.
CODA Africa’s singles ‘It’s Still The Music’ and ‘Go Insane’ have featured regularly on South African radio stations. Their latest Electro-Swing track ‘Fat Boy’ is play-listed on Good Hope and Heart FM, also achieving slot on the SA Top Ten Chart. The music video of ‘Go Insane’ has been broadcast on Channel O and M Net.
Internationally CODA Africa has performed in the Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Dubai, Angola, Zambia and Botswana.inner
‘Eclectic in all the right ways’ Album review, Sawubona Magazin
‘Disclosure is a labour of love that can easily complete on an international level’ Album review, Kuluma
‘CODA AFRICA is just so hot right now… You simply cannot think about having a party without at least trying to sign them up for the evening’s entertainment… CODA AFRICA is the city’s most in-demand band’ Bianca Coleman, Cape Argus
: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM