Nobuntu

an a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe

Nobuntu has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel.

The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements. Nobuntu was nominated for Best Musician of the Year at the Zimbabwe International Women Awards in London in 2015 and are currently a two-time winner for the Best Imbube Group at the Bulawayo Arts Awards 2017 and 2019.  In the last few seasons, the quintet has performed at festivals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic and throughout the African continent. The ensemble was a huge critical success at “Trans-Vocal” in Frankfurt and “Voice Mania” in Vienna. Their first tour to Canada, in 2016, included performances in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Victoria. The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty, and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries. Back at home, Nobuntu holds a number of community initiatives, one of which is The Nobuntu Pad Bank where they gather sanitary pads for young women in the arts in underprivileged communities. Nobuntu has released three recordings- Thina in 2013, Ekhaya in 2016 and Obabes beMbube in 2018. The group has made dozens of television and radio appearances throughout Africa and Europe promoting these recordings and the culture of their homeland.

Visiting the LPCA 

Given the variable nature of the pandemic, the LPCA's health and safety procedures will be based upon Essex County's COVID Transmission Rate on the morning of your performance.

HIGH Transmission

  • Proof of vaccination required prior to entry (hard copy or digital image).
  • Masking required in all areas of the facility.
  • Concessions and bar will be closed.

SUBSTANTIAL Transmission

  • Proof of vaccination required prior to entry (hard copy or digital image).
  • Masking required in all areas of the facility.
  • Concessions and bar will be open. Items may be consumed in the lobby (but not in the theatre). When removing the face covering to eat or drink, please allow a distance of six feet from other audience members and replace the face covering as soon as possible.

MODERATE Transmission

  • Vaccination status will be checked prior to entry. Unvaccinated patrons or those without proof of vaccination will be issued a wristband and required to mask in all areas of the facility.
  • Concessions and bar will be open.

LOW Transmission

  • No additional safety procedures are in effect - although we ask any unvaccinated patron to wear a mask in all areas of the facility.

To see Essex County's current transmission rate:

Sunday 2/20/2022
7:30pm
In Advance: $10
At the Door: $15
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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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