Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival
The music of Port Elizabeth’s powerhouse vocalist Asanda Mqiki draws from a range of influences, including afro-funk, jazz, soul and traditional genres. Asanda performed regularly with platinum-selling a cappella group The Soil, and was also lead vocalist for the band Take Note, with whom she released two albums. She has won multiple awards and has performed around South Africa and in Sweden, Mozambique and Australia. A student of past songstresses, she evokes artists such as Tina Turner, Miriam Makeba, Nina
Simone and Ella Fitzgerald with ease.
Voice: Asanda Mqiki
Keyboard: Qaqambile Qingana
Bass: Elviro Vrolik
Drums: Thoba Goba