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Zimbabwean a Capella Ensemble to Visit Stillwater

Allied Arts’ third performance of the season is going to be an unforgettable experience. Nobuntu, an a Capella vocal ensemble from Zimbabwe, is performing on October 24 at 8 p.m. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall.

Nobuntu is a five-part a Capella group made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The group’s music blends traditional percussion with Zimbabwean-rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and crossover styles. More important than the group’s unique music style is the message it’s spreading. Nobuntu’s mission is the belief that music can be a vehicle for change that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender and economic boundaries. This belief is present even in its name, which is an African concept that values humbleness, love and unity.

 “We really can’t wait for this performance,” said Kayla Loper, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “Nobuntu is going to provide an experience like none other. Nobuntu celebrates and preserves its culture and heritage through art, and that’s what Allied Arts is about.”

Nobuntu has traveled the world with its music, drawing international acclaim. The group was recently nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards.  Nobuntu has performed in concert halls and festivals across Africa and Europe and is currently on tour in North America.

Tickets for the performance are $10 for students and children 12 and under and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.okstate.edu. For more information, contact the OSU Allied Arts office at (405) 744-7509 or allied.arts@okstate.edu.

For nine decades the OSU Allied Arts office has brought top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus. The Allied Arts office seeks to enrich the lives of students through the arts. This is the third of seven performances hosted by Allied Arts during the 2018-2019 season. For more information about Allied Arts and Nobuntu, visit alliedarts.okstate.edu