After their successful two-month tour of the United States of America, Nobuntu will officially unveil their new album titled ‘Obabes beMbube’, on the 24th November 2018 at the National Gallery in Bulawayo.The event is scheduled to run from 2pm until 4pm and will be open to members of the public and the media.
‘Obabes beMbube’ is Nobuntu’s third studio album and builds on the success of the previous albums ‘Thina’ and ‘Ekhaya’ which were released in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Explaining the album in their own words the group believes, “The music represents a bold shift from the previous bodies of work which featured a fusion of afro jazz, acappella, gospel and traditional folk tracks”.
The album name ‘Obabes beMbube’ is colloquial for ‘young women of mbube’, an assertion of Nobuntu’s position as a musical force in a genre that is traditionally a male domain. The album was produced by Dumisani Ramadu Moyo, one of the founding members of the internationally acclaimed male imbube trio, Insingizi. Dumisani’s vision for the album encompassed Nobuntu creating their own signature imbube songs from a female perspective.
During the event, music lovers and the media will have a chance to discuss the new album with Nobuntu, buy CDs and enjoy a couple of songs from the album which has already received raving media reviews.