Presented in partnership with KAZI-FM
The word “Nobuntu” defines an African concept valuing humbleness, love, unity, and family from a woman’s perspective. This award-winning, all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its fusion of traditional music, afro-jazz, and gospel. Their rich, pure voices and exhilarating rhythms are accompanied by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments, and authentic dance in an effort to preserve their cultural heritage while also promoting positive change through the unifying power of music.
Utility relocation work to support the new multi-purpose arena is anticipated to begin with staged mobilizations as soon as Monday, October 7.
From October 7 through December 2, 2019, the campus community can expect these travel, parking and pedestrian pathway changes on Red River from Clyde Littlefield to MLK:
- Red River will be reduced to two lanes, allowing two-way traffic.
- Parking on Red River will be closed from Clyde Littlefield Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK).
- Alternative sidewalk routes per posted detour signage.
Rich voices and exhilarating rhythms, both physical and vocal, poured out from the stage.
– Sarasota Herald-Tribune
- The women of Nobuntu share a common goal to promote and preserve ‘ubuntu’, a Nguni word meaning compassion and humanity, through their music.
- In 2015, Nobuntu was nominated for the Zimbabwe International Women Awards for Musician of the Year.
- The release of their debut album, Thina, immediately took them to their first international tour in Europe.
- The quintet has released three recordings: Thina (2013), Ekhaya (2016), and Obabes beMbude (2018).