Bailey Hall Presents Nobuntu

Posted On: October 19, 2017

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Davie, Fla. (October 19, 2017) – An acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe makes its Florida debut when Nobuntu performs at Bailey Hall on Sunday, November 5 at 7 p.m..

The ensemble has drawn international recognition for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. Nobuntu’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. 

“We are excited to present Nobuntu on its first tour of the U.S. and introduce South Florida audiences to their amazing sound and uplifting performances,” said Dr. Dan Barnard, Broward College associate dean of cultural affairs and director of Bailey Hall.

Taking its name from an African concept that values humility, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective,  Nobuntu was founded in 2011 when its members realized there was no all-female professional a cappella in Bulawayo and Zimbabwe. Featuring a new generation of young women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty and heritage through art, Nobuntu celebrates the identities of being African women through songs and dance with high energy, breath taking performances.

The Sunday Times in Passau, Germany described a concert appearance by the group as “a vibrant and stunning performance full of sparkling energy.”

In 2013, Nobuntu’s debut album Thina immediately took the group  beyond the borders of Zimbabwe to Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. With its follow up release, Ekhaya, Nobuntu explores the importance of a place one calls home (Ekhaya).

Tickets are $6-$23. Student and senior discounts are also available. Tickets are available by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event. The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.

ABOUT BAILEY HALL:

Bailey Hall offers Broward College students, faculty and the South Florida community with highest quality cultural entertainment and programming which is hip, smart, engaging, and authentic. The College uses its various music, theater, and film series to incorporate an academic component for its fine arts and visual arts students through master classes, workshops and participation. Recently, Bailey Hall underwent a $5.6 million renovation to improve the experience, sound and atmosphere.

ABOUT BROWARD COLLEGE:

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.

CALENDAR BRIEF:

An acclaimed female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe makes its Florida debut when Nobuntu performs at Bailey Hall on Sunday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The ensemble has drawn international recognition for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. Nobuntu’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. Tickets are $6-$23. Student and senior discounts are also available. Tickets are available by visiting www.baileyhall.org or contacting the Bailey Hall box office at (954) 201-6884. The box office and phone lines are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and one hour prior to an event. The flagship venue of Broward College, Bailey Hall is located on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus at 3501 Davie Rd. in Davie and offers free parking.

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