Nobuntu – from Zimbabwe

Sat, Oct 29, 2022

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKETS. Experience the soul-stirring, joyful sounds of Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe acclaimed for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel, when the ensemble comes to The Barn on Oct 29th and Okanogan County schools Oct 31-Nov 2.

Female a cappella group Nobuntu fuses soul-stirring sounds, traditional African instruments, and joyful dance

Nobuntu has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances of traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro Jazz, and Gospel, performed with pure voices, authentic dance movements, and at times, accompanied by minimalistic percussion of traditional instruments such as the mbira (thumb piano).

The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity, and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty, and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries.

Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards in London in 2015 and are currently a two-time winner for the Best Imbube Group at the Bulawayo Arts Awards 2017 and 2019. Prior to COVID, the quintet performed at festivals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and throughout the African continent.

Methow Arts will send Nobuntu into six school districts in Okanogan County. Your ticket fee helps offset some of the costs associated with artists, lodging, meals and sound, tech, staffing. Thank you for your understanding. We do offer free tickets to those who cannot afford them and specifically to clients of the Cove Food Bank and Room One. Volunteers also earn a free ticket.

DATE: Sat, Oct 29, 7pm. TICKETS: $30/reserved (first 5 rows and balcony), $18/adult gen. admission, $12/student 5-17yrs. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKETS. LOCATION: Winthrop Barn. CONTACT:

Paid for in part by the Okanogan County LTAC, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, PSFA, NEA, ArtsWA and individual donors.