Insingizi just finished recording vocals for a documentary film that will be shown in ORF (Austria) The film will be premiered in Schubert Cinema in Graz Austria and then shown in ORF2 in two parts - on the 23rd Nov and the 25th Nov 2010.
more infos at www.sciencevision.at
Insingizi win 2010 Radio France World Music AwardInsingizi have won the Prix France Musiques du Monde 2010
(Radio France World Award). The award was presented on Thursday,
March 25, by Marc-Olivier Dupin, head of Radio France Music at the opening ceremony of the Forum Babel Med in Marseille.
Radio France recorded their music concert at the
Babel Med Forum on Friday, March 26 2010 (through a special evening with Radios Francophones Publiques) for distribution
during the summer of 2010.
Insingizi lauréat 2010 du prix France Musique des Musiques du monde
Originaire du Zimbabwe, INSINGIZI se compose de Blessings ‘Nqo’ Nkomo, Dumisani ‘Ramadu’ Moyo et Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu.
Ce trio vocal masculin apporte un nouveau souffle dans l’interprétation de chants zoulou a capella : le mbube.
Un chant mystique, où les voix s’entrelacent pour ne plus former qu’une seule voix profonde et spirituelle, accompagnée d’une chorégraphie gumboot, danse traditionnelle des mineurs d’Afrique australe.
France Musique enregistre leur concert au forum Babel Med vendredi 26 mars (dans le cadre d’une soirée spéciale avec les Radios Francophones Publiques) pour une diffusion au cours de l’été 2010.
INSINGIZI TO PERFORM AT THE BABEL WORLD MUSIC FORUMInsingizi is nominated to perform at the Babel Med World Music Forum in Marseille France on the 26th of March 2010 along these great Musicians ・ PAPA WEMBA (Rép. Démocratique Congo) ・LO COR DE LA PLANA (France / Occitani ) . EL HIJO DE LA CUMBIA (Argentine) ・ SEVDA (Azerbaïdjan) ・ INSINGIZI (Zimbabwe) ・ LES ESPOIRS DE CORONTHIE (Guinée) ・ AMAZIGH (Algérie - France) ・ HAOUSSA (Maroc) ・ VIEUX FARKA TOURE (Mali)
NEW CD OUT NOWFollowing the amazing worldwide success of their first album, the Zimbabwean vocal group Insingizi present fourteen new songs, a cappella or accompanied with African drums, clapping, whistles...
“After the success of the first album we were faced with a challenge to produce a CD that would have an even greater impact” says group leader Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu.
“The songs on the new CD are a mixture of our own compositions as well as traditional songs that changed our music sense, such as ‘Londolozela’ and the hard-hitting war song, ‘Lamlela ndwandwe’. The other compositions were inspired by life in the townships and they reflect the day to day life in modern day Zimbabwe.”
From the aforementioned war song ‘Lamlela ndwandwe’ to the funeral song ‘Amagugu’, to the traditional wedding songs ‘Londolozela’ and ‘Umendo’, sung by jubilant families at traditional wedding ceremonies, the album highlights the different moods mbube music is capable of heralding.
Insingizi’s music is filled with hope, optimism and faith. Wherever they go, the purity of their vocal interplay is overwhelmingly beautiful, the lyric is ultimately hopeful, and the inherent tone of their message is true to their spiritual beliefs. The CD is now available in all reliable record stores worldwide. You can order your copy via ARC Music (www.arcmusic.co.uk). Computer freaks can download it from iTunes or amazon.
NEW CD ON THE WAY!!!!!After five year of not recording new material for Insingizi we are back in the studio - www.das-kw.at - working on our new CD that will be released sometime this year. Click on the picture for a few impressions after two recording sessions!!!
Insingizi is featured on the CD Mystic Alpin IIIdee: Crossover von chill out – world music – pop - spiritual – jodler – pop - in engl. / österr. Mundart/ Dt./ Franz. /Span.
Other featured artists on the CD are: Wilfried, Manuel Ortega, Zabine, Sabine Holzinger (Seer), Ernst Gottschmann (Hardbradler), Favorythm Gospel Singers u.v.a.
For more information and ordering of the CD go to www.mysticalpin.com
WASSER & KULTUR, 27 MARCH 2009WASSER UND KULTUR - ABENDVERANSTALTUNG
WASSER & KULTUR
27 March 2009, 19.00 Uhr: Aula der Alten Universität, Hofgasse 14, 8010 Graz
Moderation: Gernot Rath, ORF-Landesstudio Steiermark
EINLEITUNG UND BEGRÜSSUNG:
Johann Seitinger, Landesrat für Land- und Forstwirtschaft
Mag. Siegfried Nagl, Bürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt Graz
DI Wolfgang Malik, Vorstand der GRAZ AG Stadtwerke für kommunale Dienste
WasserLEBT - 3.000 Euro für Steiermarks beste Wasser-Eindrücke
Prämierung der Preisträger bzw. Preisträgerinnen
STATEMENT: Salif Diallo, Botschafter von Burkina Faso
WASSER UND MUSIK
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Das ist außergewöhnliche Tanzmusik, Volksmusik aus aller Welt, Dinnermusik, musikalische Untermalung einer Gala, Jazz vom Feinsten - oder eine Fusion aus allem. www.musikwerkstatt.at
Dieses A Capella-Trio aus Bulawayo, Simbabwe, vermittelt das Lebensgefühl seiner Heimat in reinster Form. Die Musiker Dumisani Ramadu Moyo, Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu und Blessings Nqo Nkomo überzeugen mit traditionellen Liedern und Tänzen Simbabwes genauso wie mit eigenen, großartigen Kompositionen.
Wir bitten um Anmeldung bis 25. März 2009 bei email@example.com
Insingizi in NEW YORK TIMESThis conventional but still potent imagery is set to the a cappella drone of the vocal group Insingizi, which couldn’t sound more like Ladysmith Black Mambazo if it. ... Oh, it probably did.
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SOUNDTRACK FOR THE DUCOMUNTARY FILM DRAKENSBERG: BARRIER OF SPEARSInsingizi composed music for the Documentary film DRAKENSBERG:BARRIER OF SPEARS
The documentary film will be primiering nationally in America on the 8th of February 2009 at 8pm (ET) on PBS ( check local listings)
SURVIVAL REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN NATURE’S DRAKENSBERG: BARRIER OF SPEARS
Masked by the staggering beauty of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains are their vicious seasons of fire and ice. Here lives the ultimate survivor: the eland, a member of the antelope family. In order to overcome the ever-changing endurance test cast by nature, these tenacious mountaineers risk an annual migration towards the summit in search of greener pastures. Nature tracks their epic climb in Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears, premiering nationally Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham narrates.
Cliffs like spines of a dragon form the majestic Drakensberg Mountains (their name actually means Dragon’s Mountain). Born of Jurassic molten lava, they span more than 600 miles and tower more than 10,000 feet. Despite the impossible terrain and unpredictable weather, they are home to a fascinating array of animals including crab-hunting frogs, bone-devouring vultures, cliff-dwelling baboons and furry ice rats. But none is as remarkable as the eland. Normally found in Africa’s hot, dry savannas, these nomadic antelopes have learned to adapt to the cold and harsh environment of the Drakensberg. Eland are the world’s largest antelopes. They can grow as big as oxen and weigh over half a ton. Yet, in spite of their size, they are nimble climbers and gentle grazers.
The eland’s annual journey begins during the summer down in the fertile valleys of the Drakensberg. However, this grassland paradise is soon battered by wet spells, turning it into a green desert with rotting plants and little to eat. Driven by hunger, the herd has no choice but to move to higher ground. Casualties abound along the way. The mortality rate for the eland calves is an astounding seventy percent.
The high alpine meadows prove to be no safe havens, either. Lightning from thunderstorms sets afire miles of good grazing, so the herd must again move on. They leave the scorched landscape for another hungry haul to the very top of the Drakensberg. Once at the peak, the eland feast on the green pastures and build up their fat reserves before the first snowstorms hit. They will then be on the road again, back down the mountain. For the nomadic eland, home is always a step ahead.
Drakensberg: Barrier of Spears is an ORF Universum and Africa Wildlife Films Production in co-production with THIRTEEN in association with BBC and WNET.ORG. The film is available in HD.
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www.insingizi.net relaunchThe new official homepage of extraordinary trio Insingizi is online.
Zimbabwean group lights Italian cityZimbabwe Journalists, by Rhodah Mashavave in Magliano, Italy INSINGIZI, a Zimbabwean accapela group, brought the little city of Magliano alive with their gumboots dance and their marvellous harmonies. The group is comprised of Dumisani Ramadu Moyo, Vusimuzi Vusa Ndlovu and Blessing Nqo Nkomo based in Austria. read more ...
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