Female A Cappella Quintet from Zimbabwe Performs as Part of Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 2, 2019 – With inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to Gospel, Nobuntu will bring the culture of their homeland to Walton Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 pm as part of the 10x10 Arts Series.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements.
Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in 2015 and in the last few seasons, the quintet has performed at festivals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and throughout the African continent. The ensemble was a huge critical success at “Trans-Vocal” in Frankfurt and “Voice Mania” in Vienna.
The word “Nobuntu” is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries.
Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series brings a variety of groundbreaking artists and awe-inspiring performances to Northwest Arkansas at a price that allows more people to experience live theater performances.
Patrons attending a 10x10 Arts Series performance are invited to a post-show Creative Conversation with members from Nobuntu led by a member of Walton Arts Center’s programming staff and to share their thoughts about the show with the popular Post-It® Note responses in the Walker Atrium.
Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about Nobuntu.