TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO- Performing with local artists in early July 2022, South African singer and songwriter Nomcebo Zikode is expected to grace our shores to personally engage in the creative process for her soca-afro dance productions.
Nomcebo will be in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2023, but she will visit for the first time in July to get to know the local talent for her soca-afro dance collaboration with local soca artists.
According to a release, Island Style-IS Promo, and Gemini Production are “pleased” to have secured the services of the “phenomenal South African artiste Nomcebo for their Carnival 2023 events.”
The IS Promo and Gemini Production explained that when Nomcebo comes for Carnival 2023, she will collaborate with local soca artists to produce a Soca-Afro beat infused track to be released in time for the 2023 festival.
As reported in the release, Nomcebo’s mega global hit ‘Jerusalema’ has received over one billion combined views on YouTube since its release on December 13, 2019. It is known for spawning a worldwide line dance craze.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were confined to their homes in lockdowns around the world, this song received widespread attention. While many did not understand the isiZulu lyrics, they were affected by its religious theme because of associations with Jerusalem in the Bible.
As part of the ‘creative collaboration’, Nomcebo and Ivory Coast vocalist Elody Amondji are expected to work with T&T composer/producer Ian Wiltshire, the man who produced David Michael Rudder’s track ‘Trini to The Bone,’ which many consider the unofficial national anthem.
Additionally, Mical Teja, a young TT singer/composer, and producer, “Triple Threat” will join the creative collaborative team.