Wamkelwa

Wamkelwa has a unique sound that combines ethereal elements, jazz, folklore, traditional music, and alternative genres. She transports listeners to sacred realms, creating a soulful experience that resonates deeply. Her music is spiritually grounded in her African heritage and belief, proudly celebrating Africanism and aiming to empower and spread love globally.

Wamkelwa's artistic mission is to bring hope, love, peace, and inner healing through her creative expression. She believes in the power of art to tell the untold stories and unfold new narratives, sharing her vision through various creative outlets


Wamkelwa, a talented musician, filmmaker, writer, and entrepreneur, was born in Kwanobuhle, Uitenhage. Her creative journey is deeply rooted in her life experiences and the world around her, inspiring her to craft music that heals and uplifts.

Wamkelwa's artistic mission is to bring hope, love, peace, and inner healing through her creative expression. She believes in the power of art to tell untold stories and unfold new narratives, sharing her vision through various creative outlets.

Throughout her career, Wamkelwa has graced stages at notable festivals, including:

- National Arts Festival (2018)
- Woman in Arts Manyano (2022)
- PE Splash Festival (2023)

She has also participated in esteemed programs like:

- The Host Your Show Participant by One Blood Productions' "The One Room" (2023)

In early 2024, Wamkelwa hosted "Isingqi Sakwantu," a production in collaboration with The Black Power Station during the "Ubuhlanti Exhibition" in Makhanda, further solidifying her impact on the artistic landscape.

As a champion of African creativity, Wamkelwa continues to inspire and uplift through her music, film, and writing, leaving a lasting legacy in the world of art and beyond.“My music is a reflection of that connection, blending traditional spiritual sounds with contemporary influences like jazz. It’s a way for me to honour my ancestors and keep our traditions alive.”

 

About the Artists

 

 

 

  • Venue: The Black Power Station
  • Location: The Old Power Station
  • Ticket price: R100.00
  • Programme type: The Fringe
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Ages: ALL AGES
    • Suitable for All Ages
The Black Power Station
June 28, 2024 20:00 - 21:00