In association with Concerts SA and Luthuli Museum, iSupport Music Business brings you vocalist Bingelela who will be performing at  Luthuli Museum in Groutville on Friday 6 April.

Bingelela is a proudly South African musician and vocalist coming from kwaNongoma in the rural area’s of KwaZulu Natal. She started off her career at a local art centre where she spent a lot of time sharpening her skills. In 2013 she signed a recording deal with KZN Music House and released her debut album titled “Isibingelelo”. Following this release her music has been played on many radio stations and she has appeared on various television shows.

Bingelela has shared the stage with many heavy weights, such as Lira, Hugh Masekela and Zakes Bantwini. In 2014 she won the “Best Afro Jazz Vocalist” in the Zululand Awards.

Her music combines a taste of jazz and “afro soul”, with influences from the likes of Mama Busi Mhlongo and Maskandi sounds from her villag,  KwaNongoma.

“ I am currently working hard on expanding my career by travelling around, so I am looking forward to this visit to Groutville. The audience can expect great music and a thrilling performance.” says Bingelela.

Bingelela’s band will consist of: Bingelela Mpmanza on vocals, Talent Mbatha on bass guitar, Thobani Mbatha on keys, Luyola Nakasa on drums and Siyabonga Duma on saxophone.

This concert is part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa.  It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.