Simphiwe Dana - An Evening with Simphiwe Dana: Live in Concert

2011-06-30 13:01
 
From lighting up international stages to getting her CD’s reviewed by global media outlets, Simphiwe Dana’s traditional Xhosa pop music defies many limits. Not even geography stands a chance.

Her three albums Zandisile, The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street and Kulture Noir are collector’s items. And she’s got a gallery of prestigious awards, platinum and gold plaques to prove it – that’s if you insist.

Yet again she throws another musical punch. Forget boxing rings, this one was recorded live on stage. An Evening with Simphiwe Dana: Live in Concert is a double disk offer featuring a 27-piece orchestra.

In more precise words, it is an album of 16 plus two bonus tracks randomly selected from her previous releases, but also features a few outsourced golden oldies like Angelique Kidjo’s Malaika and Miriam Makeba’s Meadowlands. By the way Malaika is Kidjo’s ode to Makeba.

Live records are not everyone’s cup of tea. That’s why Dana’s firm disciples will find amusement in what could otherwise be a musical jail sentence.

TRACKLIST:

1.     NDIM IQHAWE      
2.     MALAIKA      
3.     LAKUTSHON' ILANGA      
4.     UMTHANDAZO WASE AFRIKA - NAPHAKADE      
5.     ZUNDIQONDISISE      
6.     TRIBE      
7.     NDIMI NAWE      
8.     ZOBUYA NIN' IINKOMO      
9.     MEADOWLANDS/INTO YAMI NDIYAYITHANDA      
10.     NDIREDI      
11.     MAYINE      
12.     ILIWA LAM      
13.     INKWENKWEZI      
14.     SIZOPHUM' ELOKISHINI      
15.     BANTU BIKO STREET      
16.     ILOLO  

Simphiwe Dana’s traditional Xhosa pop music defies many limits.
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Mpumi Dibi 2011/08/23 6:35 PM
Beatiful sound, stunning voice, this is a true masterpiece, sure it will streama tear or two!
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