Rising Star, Lizwi Mbatha!

Singer and guitarist, Lizwi Mbatha

Singer and guitarist, Lizwi Mbatha

Every Friday SAFM hosts the Friday Music Windown, and last week the show shone the spotlight on Durban based artist, Lizwi Mbatha.

Born Nokuphiwa Mbatha, Lizwi’s music is described as “an Afro tribal fusion of dance music and African acoustics”, and takes as its starting point the sounds of the late Busi Mhlongo, who was a source of great inspiration to Lizwi. Her music carries the same haunting notes as Mhlongo, but takes things a step further, referencing both the story of her Zulu ancestors, and the sounds of her contemporaries as Lizwi has worked with the likes of Black Coffee and DJ Spin.

For a real treat take a listen to the podcast of the SAFM interview with Lizwi Mbatha, a serious rising star on the South African music scene!

Image courtesy of shomag.co.za

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