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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

She Defines Soul.Substance.Style (No. 009): Simphiwe Dana

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Written By: MIM!—Born and raised in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, her name means "gift" and many of her fans would agree that she is just that, a gift to the South African music scene. Simphiwe Dana has become one of South Africa’s favorite daughters representing her culture and heritage all around the world. Described as a young Miriam Makeba, Dana’s voice transports you to that golden era in South Africa’s history. Her music is rich with warm harmonies from her backing vocalists and stylishly held together by her band's jazz grooves. Simphiwe is the winner of 7 South African Music Awards (SAMA) for her two albums Zandisile (2004) and The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street (2006).

(Photo Credits: Simphiwe Dana EPK Provided Courtesy Of Gallo Records)