Amersfoort World Jazz Festival


Wanda Baloyi started her musical journey as a member of the all-girl group, Ghetto-Luv in the 1990s. She would later recreate herself as a solo vocalist. She released her first album produced by award winning jazz guitarist Jimmy Dludlu, ‘Voices’ in 2003. For this album she received a KORA Award for Best African Arrangement 2004, along with two SAMA nominations. These accolades opened up doors that saw her work with creatives such as Moreira Chonguiça and Thembi Seete, among many others. Wanda followed it up in 2005 with ‘So Amazing’. The release was followed by a three-year hiatus out of which the new album ‘Love & Life’. The album features a rich host of notable collaborations that help to tell Wanda’s beautiful tales. The album marked a new creative approach for Wanda. For the first time in her career, she has enlisted the talents of another creative to put pen to her entire lyric.

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