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Siso Nkambule is a talented Swati musician with a deep, soothing voice. He describes himself as representing a new generation of African musicians. His music is African folk with elements of West African rhythms and African jazz. Siso comes from the mountainous country of Eswatini in Southern Africa. He was born in the rural areas of Sigangeni, where he grew up herding his parents' cattle. In the mountains, music was the order of the day with other herd boys, keeping them motivated during the course of the day. From his early years, he was shaped by art, as it runs in his family. His father is also an artist, who works with carving wood and stone. Siso is also inspired by nature and people - most of his music is composed as a reflection of his natural surroundings and human relationships.

His first 10-track album, "INDLELA," recorded in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, will be released in May 2020. Siso is a self-taught rhythm guitarist, mbira player, vocalist, arranger, and composer. He sings in his native language, siSwati. His lyrics cover daily life, storytelling, spirituality, and social development. He is inspired by artists like Vusi Mahlasela, Madala Kunene, Dr. Philip Tabane, Habib Koite, Toumani Diabate, Salif Keita, Rokia Traore, Tcheka, Teta, Richard Bona, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Smiles Makama, Seckou Keita, Thomas Mapfumo, and Simphiwe Dana.
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