Nobuntu is an a cappella vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro-Jazz, Gospel and crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as mbira, and some dance movements. The name “Nobuntu” is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family from a woman's perspective.
Nobuntu is five young women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art. The group was founded in 2011 upon the realization that there was an absence of an all-female professional a cappella group in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe as a whole. Nobuntu's belief is that music is the most important and original wheel of change, way of expression of a new generation of young women singers with uniqueness to transcend racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.
Nobuntu celebrates through their songs and dance the identities of being an African woman. Their voices, energy and their breathtaking performance on stage is an experience that communicates with the human side of anyone.
The release of their debut album "Thina" in 2013 immediately took them beyond Zimbabwe's borders to countries such as Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic playing in concert halls, theatres and festivals such as “Voice Mania” in Vienna and “Trans-Vocal” in Frankfurt-Oder in Germany.