Ubunye is a vibrant afro-jazz band featuring three powerful vocalists from South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal region combined with a dynamic rhythm section, Ubunye’s music is a unique blend of contemporary jazz, afro-pop and traditional ‘Isigqui’ Zulu music.
Their inspirational fusion of jazz, dance and afro-beat that encapsulates the soul of South Africa, is winning the band a legion of fans across the UK and beyond, having headlined a number of jazz festival’s, and selling out Soho’s Pizza Express Jazz Club.
High energy afro-jazz beats and traditional vocals fuse with jazz and gospel and morph into new contemporary styles. At times it’s energetic, at other times delicate and quiet.
Xolani Mbatha – vocals
Nokuthula Zondi – vocals
Lisanse Changwe – vocals
David Evans – keyboards
Owen Burns – bass
Steve Hanley – drums