“Igugu” is a young project and band formed by THEMBELIHLE DNJANA, a young and vibrant pianist, composer and bandleader from Gugulethu, Cape Town. The group was started out of the interest of nurturing the passion of young voices that are unique and prominent in their own individuality.
The sound is an influence of African American Jazz, SA jazz, house, soul and kwaito which has been fused to create an authentic sound which speaks to the time span of our people within the townships and various places of South Africa and which is heard through the different rhythms and playing styles from the musicians and different percussion instruments in the music.
There are many stories to be told. Igugu brings you some of those stories that are to be told under the influence of many great South African jazz legends and a line-up of new voices to be heard now and to rise up in the future.