Emandulo village songs

Neahtyah presents Emandulo Village Songs for communal healing and restoration. The concept of eMandulo speaks to life as we move, wherein we use music as a tool to shape ways of thinking, expanding its application beyond just entertainment but inner-attainment, bringing enjoyment along with options for promoting and navigating through Life. It explores how we can resolve some of the challenges we face today, by seeking old paths. It is a quest that begins with the mind.

With this offering, EMANDULO Village Songs, a beautiful cosmic soundscape provides a space for our people to genuinely uplift each other during these times.

NE-AHTYAH describes her sound and presence on stage as “a performance of life-giving sounds ” inspired by life’s embraceable experiences. Through her music, she seeks to use her voice to provide hope in rhythm to everyone. She sings of light and truth as an intellect that one can pursue in their everyday life to cultivate the spirit of ubuNtu.

  • Ticket Price: R70.00
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration (minutes): 45mins
  • Ages: All ages
  • Release Date: July 25, 2021 21:00 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: isiXhosa and English



Bali Ntunja (Guitars)
Zuko Yigi (Bass Guitar)
Simanye Gxobole (Backing Vocals)
Alungile Lamani (Backing Vocals)
Lunga Gweva (Drums)
Joshua Tshabalala (Piano)
Sisonke Papu -Ispili network (Videography)


Zintle Neahtyah Mbuyazwe is an African jazz music songwriter, vocalist, and performer. She is currently studying music at the University of Fort Hare, specialising in Vocal Jazz and Jazz studies. Neahtyah’s musical journey began in East London in 2012, where she was inspired by the city’s art scene and creative geniuses. In the early stages of her career, she flourished as a lead vocalist for the famed East London band, Highway to Heaven Alive.

Neahtyah’s unique sound composition comprises content-rich, organic, live Xhosa rhythms and afro-jazz. It is rooted in what she describes as “Truth”, an element that promotes life and living. Through her music, she intends to spark hope and bring peace of mind to a depressed world.

With her first love being the stage, she has not only performed in her own music shows and concerts. She has co-created with other artists, spreading the gospel of a righteous life-sustaining and healing sound and continues to explore ways of establishing a communal, musical, creative, artistic and alternative lifestyle.

Neahtyah cites opening for renowned afro-soul and SAMA award-winning artist Siphokazi in Queenstown in 2014 as one of her important highlights amongst many. She has also shared a stage with musical luminaries like Nkunzemdaka, Thandiswa Mazwai, Qhawekazi Giyose, Madala Kunene, Sibusile Xaba, Mthwakazi, Zuko Yigi, Xhanti Nokhwali, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Msaki, and Joel Karabo Elliot.