Mapumba & Mae Sithole

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe Roux, Noordhoek








Mapumba is a multi-genred world music performing and recording artist. He blends traditional melodies, stories, and languages from his native DRC with original inspirations that deliver a rich African sound with a modern touch. Best described as an African Tracy Chapman meets Salif Keita, Mapumba’s versatility to take listeners on a journey from soul and folk music through reggae, r&b, funk and Afropop, combined with his infectious energy and stage presence make his shows an unforgettable kaleidoscope of experiences that linger long after the concerts end. In his own words, Mapumba describes his style as one that dances with the past, sings with the present and plays with the future”. Mapumba has shared the stage with prominent artists including: Miriam Makeba, Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita and Lira, to name a few. He has toured internationally and has even played for dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. J

Mae Sithole has graced stages from the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Dakar – Senegal, HIFA (Zimbabwe) to Nice – France, and her home country Zimbabwe. In Cape Town, Mae has performed at the Alma Cafe, the Barleycorn Music Club, the Armchair Theatre, the Blah Blah Bar and the Alexander Bar. The launch of her new project “Visions”, produced by Andrew Baird (Orangotan Music) is moving and calls for multiple interpretations. Take your pick! The six-track project has a variety of songs, including the new single, “Jailor” (original composition by Asa; video available if you click on the link) and 5 new original compositions. Mae’s talented brother, Jonah Sithole, based in Indonesia, features on the song “Handei Kumusha”, which they composed a year ago. The song is about everything to do with going home to family and the hope that younger generations of expatriate Zimbabweans will know about the beauty of Zimbabwe. The song entitled, “House of Stone”,  is a translation of the Shona word “Dzimbadzamabwe” (Zimbabwe) to English. It speaks of the hope for freedom in Africa.

Join us at Cafe Roux Noordhoek on the  11th October for music that will feed your soul.
Please note, no tickets will be sold at the door, book your spot online