Namvula and band – 19th May

A “not to be missed” musical experience comes to Broadmayne Village Hall on the 19th May 7:30pm


Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula has been described as “a true original” by the Guardian.

She creates an intrepid new world where folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland blend with London’s vibrant eclectic music scene.

Namvula has collaborated and shared the stage with artists including legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, sitarist Anoushka Shankar, and local Zambian singing legend Maureen Leland.

Her debut album Shiwezwa was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times. The album release was followed by numerous radio and TV appearances, including the BBC’s Focus on Africa (TV and Radio), Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3’s World on 3, and Zambian national TV and Radio, as well as repeat airplay on various stations including Late Junction and World Routes. With Namvula’s highly anticipated second album ‘Quiet Revelations’, the gifted song-sculptress digs deep in to her inspirations, exploring different aspects of female hood.

Backed by a stellar band of some of the UK’s most respected African and jazz musicians, including Mercury-nominated bassist Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams, and percussionist Mamadou Sarr (Baaba Maal, Angelique Kiddo), this will be an unmissable night of outstanding musicianship and early booking is highly advised!

Tickets are £10 adults, £7 U18, £28 family and are available from The Corner House Stores, from Tim Clayton (07443 659912) or from Artsreach (


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