Bongeziwe Mabandla takes his acclaimed 2023 album amaXesha on the road with an eight-date Southern African tour that includes his a performance in Maputo, Mozambique.
Fans of the award-winning artist in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Stellenbosch and Durban are also in for a treat with support for Mabandla’s shows in those cities coming from rising stars, The Joy.
The October amaXesha tour follows three sold-out album release shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in June this year, giving audiences who were unable to secure tickets for those shows an opportunity to see Mabandla perform his latest album live.
Mabandla performings together with his producer and creative collaborator, Tiago Correia-Paulo, with the new dates adding to a live schedule for 2023 that has included shows in the UK, Europe and Mexico. Both Mabandla’s domestic and international shows have drawn rapturous responses from audiences, with critics noting that this set of shows is likely to be the last opportunity to see this globally ascendant artist in any kind of intimate setting.
The Joy are a quintet from Hammarsdale with their roots in traditional Zulu music and modern acapella, who have just released their new EP - titled Hammarsdale - on UK based Transgressive Records. This year has seen The Joy perform in the UK, selling out their first solo date in London and also performing at various festivals including Glastonbury, The Great Escape, Love Supreme and Soho House festivals.