Andy Ndlazilwana continues her rise in the musical industry with Emanzini, another spiritually moving production. The Afro jazz songbird from Motherwell, Port Elizabeth stays true to her musical lineage as granddaughter of the late legendary musician Victor Ndlazilwana. In this production she fuses different African musical elements from percussion to mbira sounds to journey through an exploration of different African rhythms around the world. This African contemporary jazz performance is accompanied by a 6-piece band with musical director and bassist, Edgar Muzah, Tarvern Solomon on drums, Qaqambile Qingana on the keyboard, Ndumiso Ntantiso on guitar and Fiesto Gxasheka on saxophone.
Musical Director and Bassist: Edgar Muzah
Drums: Tarvern Solomon
Keyboard: Qaqambile Qingana
Guitar: Ndumiso Ntantiso
Saxophone: Fiesto Gxasheka”
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Andy Ndlazilwana is from Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, a descendant of Royal lineage, and granddaughter of the late legendary musician, Victor Ndlazilwana. Like her Granddad she is also a dedicated and talented singer and songwriter.
After spending many years in the background as a back up vocalist, she decided to take a step forward and became a band leader in 2016, Andy was soon selected as one of the performers at the first annual Nelson Mandela Arts Festival. In 2017 she performed alongside the likes of MXO at the Mamela Festival, and in 2018 where she featured with Edgar Muzah and friends right after she released her first single Nomalanga Pamunotangira. The first time she performed at the National Arts Festival, she won a Standard Bank Ovation Award. In 2019 she performed at the ESP Young Legends winners at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival closing off the year at the Ebubeleni Festival. She may not have much under her belt yet… but, watch this space, she is a force to be reckoned with.