Afrika Mamas will be performing at the prestigious Essence Festival on the main stage on Friday 30 June. Each year the Essence Festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana aims to be ‘a party with a purpose’ celebrating African-American culture and music for 4 days. This year’s Essence Festival will be opened by Halle Berry as one of the Essence Empowerment keynote speakers.
Afrika Mamas joins a star-studded cast on the main stage 2017 that includes music icons Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Chaka Khan. Afrika Mamas are a 7-piece a cappella group that have been wowing audiences with their spell-binding harmonies and spirited charisma in South Africa and beyond. The vocal group is led by Ntombi Lushaba and driven with a passion to promote their own brand of traditional story-telling,
‘Our vision is to entertain through African folk music; to promote African women-oriented musical experience and to create jobs for other women.’
Afrika Mamas released their debut international album ‘Afrika Mamas’ worldwide through ARC Music in 2016. A 4 **** review in Songlines Magazine by Franki Black cited the music from Afrika Mamas as, “Gobsmacking mouth-music from astounding Zulu singers". ARC Music wishes Afrika Mamas all the best for a fabulous concert at Essence Festival.
See the full line-up of artists at Essence Festival 2017: http://www.essence.com/festival/schedule/list/artist