So, this is a bit of a delayed post, but better late than never, right? So, I take it we all know our very own Namibian world citizen Shishani. Her songs have always appealed to me – the voice just goes to the soul, and she’s one of the artists who really create music with a meaning, and a mission.
Shishani has recently embarked on a new project, called Shishani and the Namibian Tales. It’s a group of musicians with very diverse backgrounds, very different instruments and approaches, and it all comes together in beautiful acoustic harmony.
For their latest CD, Kalahari Encounters, they expanded the spectrum even further – the band included four singers from the Ju/’Hoansi tribe. The Ju/’Hoansi are a group of San/Bushmen from the Kalahari desert, and it is fascinating to hear their very own rhythms along with their click language go together with the sound of the Namibian Tales. It’s a unique project, and I was lucky to witness one of their concerts in 2017 at the Warehouse Theatre here in Windhoek. I took along my camera, and I really just want to share some of the images with you here.