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Nathi Gcabashe

By November 11, 2020Music Judges 2020

Nathi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, world-renowned performer and multi-instrumentalist. The South African born artist has one of the most unique voices that blends his African, pop, and r&b roots with today’s world music.

Nathi has performed internationally at some of the world’s most recognized festivals and ceremonies, including the 2006 Soccer World Cup Celebration in Germany; 2010 Soccer World Cup Celebration in South Africa and the Montego Bay Jazz Festival to name a few.  He has also shared the stage and toured with Jill Scott, Billy Ocean, Diana Ross, Gospel Duo Mary Mary and many more.

His 2nd release “Strength” is an album about the positive message of unity, self-awareness, and self-development. The album’s release date June 16th is significant because it is known as “Youth Day” in  South Africa, a country where Nathi was born. This date commemorates the Soweto Uprising where thousands of students were ambushed, injured, and killed by the police. under the apartheid regime in 1976. I wanted to release an album with a positive message of unity, self-awareness, and self-development,” Nathi shares. “The title of the album was inspired by the realization that with strength nothing can take you down. Strength in numbers is what we need now to deal  with the pain and unrest the world is feeling right now.”

A companion documentary called “The Voice of Strength” will be released in conjunction with the album in August 2020. This will feature commentary from the late Legendary Hugh Masekela, Bakithi Kumalo, and Vusi Mahlasela, among others.

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