Asanda Mqiki is a vocal force; a true Afro-soul revelation with wonderful control over her notes – “Emotive and sassy, exuding a jazzy persona unlike anything I’ve seen”, writes cultural commentator Texx and the City. The award- winning vocalist hails from Gqeberha, where her music draws from the strong choral tradition of the Eastern Cape. Her signature musical style brings together jazz, soul, R&B and sometimes even a touch of kwaito and her vibrancy on stage is complemented by her deeply sensitive singing, which often results in audiences on their feet or accompanying her in song. Having performed regularly with platinum-selling a capella group The Soil, she was also lead vocalist for the band Take Note, with whom she released two albums. A student of past songstresses, she easily switches between reflections of artists such as Tina Turner, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald.

  • Ticket Price: R100.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 60mins


Guy Butler Theatre
July 11, 2021

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Vocal: Asanda Mqiki
Saxophone: Simamkele Kolele
Trumpet: Curt Rix
Guitar: Ndumiso Ntantiso
Keyboard: Qaqambile Qingana
Keyboard: Mthokozisi Mabuza
Bass: Grant Allison
Drums: Thoba Goba
Percussion: Siphosethu Mtsulwana