Nomzi Kumalo is a South African-born, France influenced and naturalized Norwegian singer, songwriter and poet who found salvation in seeking her truth. Kumalo’s music is a cinematic tale that migrates from her South African childhood, through France, and beyond the frozen wilds of Scandinavia.
Kumalo sings without filters, connecting with her audiences with a striking french pop, pop and soul fusion sound. Her music portrays the innocence of young love and the anguish of adulthood. As a little girl she loved to wake up to the sound of her grandfather playing classical piano, when he would visit. She spent Sundays dangling her feet from the pews of the Baptist church as she absorbed hymns and harmonies.
Kumalo became an explorer whose music was forged in solitude, far from the familiarity of home. Born to a Xhosa mother and a Zulu father, now based in Oslo, Kumalo has journeyed through Europe, stripping away vices and gathering eclectic influences that give her music a timeless edge and a naked honesty. Kumalo speaks openly about facing down the demons of addiction and the pain of stepping out from behind the drink that muffled her senses; but more importantly the enjoyment and clarity of vision in her writing since beginning her recovery. This brought her the opportunity and honour of teaming up with Brian Vibberts, the 6x Grammy Award winning producer and engineer and Multi-Grammy Award winning mastering engineer, Joe Bozzi to engineer her music.
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