Insingizi & Friends

Blessings Nqo, Ramadu and Vusa Mkhaya, the three charismatic members of Insingizi, come from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where they sang in various choirs since their childhood and won several music competitions. In 1995, their hit song »Bantu-Nonke-Sugar Daddy« quickly became Zimbabwe’s hymn against aids. Today they live in Austria and successfully tour worldwide with musicians of different genres.

Their first album, »Voices of Southern Africa« (2004), sold more than 250,000 copies in North America and was certified gold. The second one, »Voices of Southern Africa – Volume 2«, was released 5 years later. In the past years, the group also gained fame with their world music project MoZuluArt and several album releases on Universal Music.

Insingizi’s music has also been featured on various documentary films by ORF, ARD, BBC, ARTE and PBS (USA).

At live performances, Insingizi impresses with harmonious a cappella singing, an outstanding choreography, that includes elements of the traditional "Gumboot Dance“ of South African miners and critical lyrics dealing with the problems of today’s globalized world.

In 2010 Insingizi was awarded with the »Prix France Musique du Monde« (Radio France World Music Award) in Marseille, France.

Tonight, Insingizi will perform together with xy and xy the music to James Newton Howards’s »Blood Diamond«.