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Township Singer/Songwriter Nomfusi, has a new album.

With THE RED STOEP Nomfusi returns to her South African(SA) roots and presents a mature side of her musical journey. Driven by the deep desire to tell her personal story of growing up in her mother’s tiny shack in the township of KwaZakhele.

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The album takes listeners on a walk through her childhood memories — everyday stories of life influenced by her mother’s spirituality as a “Sangoma” (a traditional healer), and the harsh reality of single-motherhood in the Eastern Cape Province (SA).

Social injustices and violence against women are important issues for Nomfusi, and she explores them in stark detail on songs like “Nomanhamle.” Through her musical activism, Nomfusi aims to raise global awareness for better protection of vulnerable communities. 

Musically, the album speaks through melodic Maskandi guitars combined, big brass arrangements and groovy South African township rhythms. The colorful array of genres on the album include soulful ballads, gospel, and several jazzy danceable Afropop songs.

The album’s title alludes to the patio-like steps in front of Nomfusi’s mother’s shack; a place where one could sit down in the warm sun, have casual talks with friends and neighbours, and observe the vibrant life of the township. The “red stoep” stands for a “welcoming entrance.” 

The album is released on the Mountain Records label in a joint co-operation with Delicious Tunes from Munchen in Germany. The street date in Southern Africa is 17th September 2021.

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