Artist: Simphiwe Dana
Simphiwe Dana has announced the release of her new studio album Kulture Noir.
Kulture Noir is the highly anticipated follow-up to her two critically acclaimed previous releases; the platinum selling Zandisile (2004) and gold selling The One Love Movement On Bantu Biko Street (2006).
Simphiwe Dana has received an impressive 6 SAMA Awards, including Best New Comer in 2004 and Album of The Year in 2007 for The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street.
Kulture Noir comprises thirteen new songs and builds on Dana's trademark fusion of deep African musical roots, inspired melodies and a stunningly unique contemporary voice. The result is another beautifully crafted collection to add to the South African songbook.
Kulture Noir was recorded alongside acclaimed producers from the African continent and Diaspora including Thapelo Khomo, producer of her debut Zandisile; Nigeria's 'Afro Juju' and jazz guitar maestro Kunle Ayo; and the SAMA Award winning Mozambican artist and producer Moreira Chonguica.
The first single from Kulture Noir, Ndimi Nawe, is a track that, like so much of Dana's work, defies genre. Described by Dana herself as "meditative and celebratory," the haunting Ndimi Nawe is a textured blend of light and dark over which Dana invokes the spirits and finds strength.
"I stand with you in your moments of joy and with you in your
moments of pain - and find strength," explains Simphiwe Dana on Ndimi Nawe.