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by Namvula

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    The full 13 track album to have and to hold, complete with hidden surprises and a beautifully designed insert with liner notes about the songs, and the extra perk of having it autographed on request. Welcome to the Shiwezwa family!

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of All Shades of the Sun ep, House of Josephine, Quiet Revolutions, Mukwesu (Tullis Rennie 'Perc Up' mix), and Shiwezwa. , and , .

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Yumya Moyo 04:15
Mukwesu 03:34
Umoyo Wanga 02:46
Nsalamo 04:15
Maweo 05:06
Old Man 04:53
Na Ndayeya 02:33
Andorinha 03:38
Africa 04:37
Outro 01:19


A Sunday Times Top 100 Albums of 2014
"... a contender for debut album of the year...Exuberant, poetic and uplifting" ~ Sunday Times
* * * * "... one of the most original newcomers of the year" ~ The Guardian
* * * * "... one of the bright new names of the year" ~ Evening Standard
* * * * ... a tesco bag for life full of African sunshine ~ Gigs & Bands
* * * * ~ Financial Times
"Bright, bold, and vivid!"~ fRoots
"Captivating vocals and undeniable songwriting talent" ~ TGA Magazine
"Her band is packed to the rafters with talent" ~ Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction)
"A real blend of worlds...unusual and distinctive...one to watch, definitely" ~ Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3 (World on 3)

The debut album from Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula explores her Zambian roots, and references with ease the worlds of pop, jazz and folk. It is a homecoming, a cross-pollination, a conversation between cultures and worlds, an invitation onto a journey...


released November 3, 2014

Namvula Rennie - guitar, vocals
Liran Donin - electric & double bass, keyboards, guitar, guembri, vocals, claps
Mamadou Sarr - percussion
Alfred ‘Kari’ Bannerman - guitar
Chris Williams - sax, vocals, shakers
John Blease - drums
Kadialy Kouyaté - kora, vocals

Additional guests:
Jack Ross - guitar, vocals (track 1, 4)
Yuval Wetzler - drums (track 1)
Yuvi Gerstein: guitars (track 1)
Kudaushe Matimba: marimba (track 5)
Eldad Guetta: wurlitzer (track 6)
Sir Jones: guitar (track 9)
Sonny: guitar (track 12)

Backing vocals:
Joyce Moholoagae, Kyzai Lugangira, Kimba Mutanda, Ange da Costa, Sepiso Situmbeko, James Sakala, Amy Doyley, Leeto Thale

Produced by Liran Donin at Eden Studios
Additional production by Sonny
Arranged by Namvula Rennie, Liran Donin
Recorded at Kore Studios except: Yumya Moyo, Nsalamo (by Liran Donin at Eden Studios), Kumushi (Tyme Lyne Studios, Twelftree Studios, Eden Studios)
Mixed by Sonny at Cowshed Studios
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios

All songs written by Namvula Rennie except: Na Ndayeya (Maureen Lilanda), Umoyo Wanga (Namvula Rennie, Maureen Lilanda), Yumya Moyo (Namvula Rennie, Muntu Valdo), Old Man (Namvula Rennie, Al Hunter). All songs arranged by Namvula Rennie & Liran Donin.


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Namvula London, UK

"a true original" ~ The Guardian

Zambian-Scottish song-sculptress Namvula blends the folk and urban traditions of her Zambian homeland with London’s eclectic music scene, creating uplifting and emotive songs.

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