Shamanzi = Healing Water (Amanzi: water, Shaman: healer, seer ….)
Our intention is to take people on a Journey, a Celebration through Sound; Songs, stories & Tribal-World Fun(k)!, Fire & Light. Largely built organically on the spot, using a loop pedal, sangoma drum, guitars, voices, pan pipes, mhupe, etc..
Brief background of the music:
In the mid 1990’s Davide played with Asazi & co-founded electro-organic Nagual, has gigged with Madala Kunene, Kwangoma & founded Shamanzi for Awesome Africa 2001.
Shamanzi was birthed as fringe alternative world sound & gigged at functions & festivals including Rustlers Valley, Flux, Southern Cross, featured slot at Splashy Fen, Earthdance, Rocking the Daisies.
Shamanzi were flown to Germany in 2009 as a 5 piece band with Ashley Reid on drums & voice, Kholeho Mosala on Timbila, sax, percussion & voice, Ndoda Ntsila on bass & voice, Lauren Hofmeyr (Lah) on Voice & theatrix & fire, David Tomsu (Davide) on guitar, bamboo flutes & pipes, voice & fire.
Some years were spent out on the land & Shamanzi has now returned to live in Cape Town & record some CDs