@PLAY Who, what, where, when

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - Contents -

Nomsa Mazwai – aka Nomisupasta – was born in 1985. Her mu­sic is a po­lit­i­cal jour­nal vi­brat­ing be­neath your danc­ing feet. This new mum, gen­eral man­ager of Soweto Theatre and SAMA-win­ning singer re­leased her lat­est sin­gle ‘You are’ in Oc­to­ber, and se­cured her­self a spot on the highly im­pres­sive lineup for Afrop­unk Joburg at the end of the year.

Her lyrics are a tes­ti­mony to who she is and where she comes from – she truly cap­tures the essence of her play­ful, jovial char­ac­ter and her un­afraid-to-speak-truth na­ture in her work.

Per­haps it is the fu­sion of tra­di­tional Xhosa in­stru­ments with com­mer­cial drum and bass; per­haps it is the cheek­i­ness of the lyrics. Ei­ther way, your head will bop. The new era of sound that Nomisupasta rep­re­sents is all about the meet­ing of great African artists, en­joy­ing free­dom, and cre­at­ing their space in mu­sic.

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