“I have never on my own recorded gospel so that’s why it wasn’t a transition rather it was me coming out of the space that Joyous created in me”.

 

 

An incredible voice that rejuvenate your spirit and your soul, that’s how I would describe Brenda Mtambo’s  music and intimate stage presence. Launching her new single “Ungowam Forever”at Hard Rock Cafe in Sandton on Thursday night her deep voice purifies your soul.

Born and Bred in Umlazi , KwaZulu Natal Mtambo was formally introduced to the music scenes by Joyous celebration where she was a soloist and a songwriter. After eight years of being part of the family she decided to go solo.

Asking her about the transition from gospel to her own sound she says joining Joyous family was one the best part of her life but she wanted to pursue her solo career.

“Being part of Joyous celebration was the best experience of my life, but I do not consider myself to have transitioned,” she said.

“I have never on my own recorded gospel so that’s why it wasn’t a transition rather it was me coming out of the space that Joyous created in me”.

Mtambo’s music is a combination of Soul, African music and a bit of Jazz, sharing with excitement on her single she says she wanted her music to take a new shape and approach.

“I worked with David Mutanda from Congo, when I heard how he creates music I was blown away in terms of his flexibility,”

She added: “I was referred to David and I told him I want to do something different, I want to create music that is memorable and he did the magic,”

 She has also co-written the song with her friend and an experienced song writer wrote a lot of songs from Joyous Celebration, Sifiso Khanyile.

“I worked with Sifiso and he is an amazing song writer but he is more like a teacher to me,”

As an observant musician Mtambo says her influences come from people, love and her life experiences.

“After the single people can expect a full body of work, I have been in studio recording my new music by the end of the year I will have a new album, “she said.

Closing our chat she said she would like to work with a lot of artists in South Africa like Sjava, Black Coffee and Lira.

If you want a track that speaks to your soul please download “Ungowami Forever” and you won’t regret.

 

By Zingiswa Mndayi

 

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