A debut album and a 2011 European Tour for Nkulee Dube (the daughter of the Legendary Lucky Dube)
Native Rhythms Productions’ recently signed Soul & Ragga singer, Nkulee Dube, is hard at work preparing for the release of her debut album in May this year before embarking on a European tour, which starts at the Africa Festival, Wursburg, Germany on 2 – 5 June 2011.
In its 23rd year, this international Afro music festival is the biggest of its kind in Europe and draws over 100 000 visitors over 3 days. Nkulee Dube’s appearance and performance at this year’s prestigious festival will follow on the footsteps of her late father Lucky Dube (who was a regular at the festival), the late Mirriam Makeba, Youssou N’Dour, Oumu Sangare, Salif Keita, Vusi
Mahlasela, and has included artists from Africa and the Diaspora. On four stages more than 250 musicians and dancers will give an insight into the fascinating diversity of the traditional and modern black music.
This year, the Africa Festival will go on a journey to different islands of the Caribbean. Musicians, artists and DJs from Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago – to name just a few – will present the culture and music of their countries, which were the landing places for African slave ships from the 16th to the 19th century. Nkulee Dube will share the main
stage on 5 June 2011 with Europe´s most known Reggae singer Tilman Otto aka Gentleman, a regular at the biggest Reggae events of all continents.
Nkulee Dube, whose music fuses ethno-soul ragga, as well as Afro-soul with glides and slides with ease in between her songs as she traverses between ragga and ethno-soul as if she was born on stage. Nkulee Dube has already attracted a lot of followers in countries such as she has performed at major festivals in Australia, Holland, Papau New Guinea, French Gayana as part of her late father’s band ‘One People Band’.
Nkulee has already appeared in a compilation album released by Sillywalks Entertainment in Germany, where her song ‘Give it to me’ is amongst the world greatest reggae and ragga compilations albums, which includes such artists such as Sizla. Sillywalks Productions has already contributed two songs on Nkulee Dube’s upcoming album, to be released by Native Rhythms and Sony Music.
Native Rhythms will be concluding a booking agency agreement for Nkulee Dube in France and Germany soon, in preparation for her European Tour.