Netsayi, singer-songwriter and 'Queen of Afrofolk' (The Daily News), is back – recording, performing and wowing audiences from New York to Harare.
After a 40-date UK tour supporting Grammy Award-winning legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Netsayi returned home to Harare in 2010, where she put together the band, Black Pressure. Her new set reveals all the familiar wit and poetry; by turns emotive, pensive and energizing with flashes of virtuosic brilliance from musicians who rework the traditional sounds of Zimbabwe to dramatic effect.
Arriving in the UK with the new millennium, Netsayi forged a reputation performing a cappella in London's backstreet, singer-songwriter clubs. After her self-produced demo landed on BBC Radio DJ Trevor Nelson's desk, she went on to receive universal acclaim across the UK press for two albums: Chimurenga Soul and Monkey's Wedding, ('refreshingly, startlingly excellent' raved Mojo).
BLACK PRESSURE ARE:
Ray Mupfumira - tenor/soprano marimba, mbira, bass, voice
Humpfrey Domboka - baritone marimba, electric guitar, voice
T.Bright Chisvo - drumkit, ngoma, voice