Oct 30, 2019

Nobuntu (2019)

Nobuntu (2019)

Nobuntu (2019)


"A vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy…" —Sunday Times (Passau, Germany)

"Nobuntu"—an expression meaning feminine familial love, humility and kindness—is a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe that has drawn international acclaim for its breathtaking performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, afro jazz and gospel.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Buying Options: 

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RIAF Review: Nobuntu

"…. Rich voices and exhilarating rhythms, both physical and vocal, poured out from the stage to enchant a near-capacity crowd."

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Nobuntu rocks Austria

"A scintillating act .... The sensational all-female a cappella group delivered a top-of-the-drawer performance with charming voices."

Zim Metro (Austria)

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Nobuntu for European tour again

"Much-adored, pulsating and breathtaking"

The Sunday News (Zimbabwe)

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Sunday Times

"…A vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy."

Sunday Times (Passau, Germany)

Nobuntu infuses mbube with a feminine touch

“The inspiration for the group came from a need to fill a gap in our country,” says Nobuntu. “A cappella was one form of music that wasn’t occupied by women already, especially our traditional style, called mbube.”

CU Presents

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Nobuntu’s Enduring Message of Joy, Peace & Hope

"The purity and power of the five voices without amplification and the synergy created by the subtle use of traditional percussion instruments coupled with authentic dance movements make for an unforgettable experience."

VEER Magazine

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