Mpumi Releases Her Jovial Third Album ‘Abantu’

By @MasechabaKganyapa on 12/01/2023 in Projects You Should Hear

Singer-songwriter, Mpumi, releases her 3rd studio album, 'Abantu'. 

Mpumi Mzobe, the multi-hyphenate South African artist, today announced the release of her new album 'Abantu'. The 10-track album is a sonic journey highlighting the depth and diversity of human experiences in Mpumi’s community. 

Abantu, which means “people” in Zulu, seeks to give voice to the stories of love, hopes, dreams, prayers, fears, celebrations and adversities of people in Mpumi’s circle and society. “This album is my attempt to compose music that reflects the experiences of the people around me,” said Mpumi. “The highs and lows, the struggles and the triumphs". 

The album incorporates vibrant Amapiano, Afrohouse and traditional African sounds with choral elements and percussion to create a vibrant, textured landscape for Mpumi’s emotive vocals.

Tracks like 'Siyabonga' give thanks for life’s blessings, while 'Mama Ngisize' expresses the anguish of loss. The rhythmic, club-ready 'Shosholoza' offers a message of perseverance against challenges. 

“Music has a unique power to uplift and empower,” said Mpumi. “With Abantu, I hope to amplify the voices and share the light within all people. Our shared humanity transcends any divisions. 

Mpumi is an acclaimed South African artist known for her dynamic and emotive performances. She has many nominations under her belt , including a South African Music Award for Best Dance Album. Her music incorporates electronic and traditional African sounds with choral elements to create a vibrant, textured sound. 

Stream 'Abantu' by Mpumi here



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