Eastern Cape Divas
Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival & National Arts Festival
We celebrate local vocal talent, in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture.
Nombasa Maqoko is an Afro-acoustic, indie-folk singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Makhanda. She embarked on the journey of being an independent artist in 2015 and has sung alongside artists such as Msaki, SoulBi Jazz, Umle and Vusi Mahlasela.
Titi Luzipho grew up in Port Elizabeth and started singing from a young age. She completed a BMus in Jazz Performance at UCT, as well as Performing Arts at UWC and has since worked with the likes of George Benson, Judith Sephuma, Gloria Bosman, Simphiwe Dana, Feya Faku and Zwai Bala. Her two recent projects – #SongsMyMotherTaughtMe” and “Being Woman” – have been well received.
These two young singers are joined on stage by the Kwantu Choir, which combines Rhodes University students and the community of Rhini and Joza townships from Makana, sharing the joy of vocal expression.
Titi Luzipho pic by Lindo Mbhele