South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set to Release New Album “uNomkhubulwane”
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South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Set to Release New Album “uNomkhubulwane”

South African pianist, composer, and healer Nduduzo Makhathini is set to release his third Blue Note album, uNomkhubulwane, on June 7.

This highly anticipated album is a three-movement suite that pays homage to the Zulu Goddess uNomkhubulwane and explores Africa's tragic history of oppression.

Makhathini's music has long been praised for its spiritual transcendence, and uNomkhubulwane is no exception. The album features his trio, with bassist Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere and drummer Francisco Mela, and is a profound vision of creative mysticism. Makhathini's approach to music is deeply rooted in his Zulu heritage and his work as a healer and educator. He seeks to commune with "supernatural voices" and tap into the pure essence of being.

uNomkhubulwane is an immersive and otherworldly listen that draws inspiration from the metaphysical plane. Makhathini's music has been compared to that of John and Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and classic South African jazz. His unique sound has earned him international acclaim and a devoted following.

The album is available for pre-order on the Blue Note Store in exclusive color vinyl, black vinyl, CD, and digital download formats. Don't miss out on this spiritual journey – pre-order your copy today and experience the transcendent sound of uNomkhubulwane.

With uNomkhubulwane, Makhathini once again proves himself to be a true master of his craft, pushing the boundaries of music and exploring new heights of creative expression.

This album is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the spiritual and the unknown.


Pre-order uNomkhubulwane.