It was not long after its forming in 2006 that Africappella, a 6-part vocal harmony band, grew its reputation rapidly within the jazz circles in South Africa that led to opportunities for novel collaborations with world renowned musicians such as Themba Mkhize, Hugh Masekela and Sibongile Khumalo to name a few.
The dedication and discipline to produce quality close harmonies with a strong African flare spurred a series of fortuitous events which caught the attention of the iconic Swiss harpist Andreas Vollenweider. Impressed by the band, he promptly invited the band to contribute both vocally and musically in his latest studio project. Vollenweider invited the band to share a stage with him at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz in 2009 and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland 2 years later.
Riding on this wave Africappella embarked on a Belgium test tour in 2010 that became so successful that the number of show requests were more than doubled for 2011.
In 2012 the band released their debut album ‘Blue Junxion’ which won the international Contemporary A cappella Recording Award for Best African Album in Boston, Massachusetts. The record was distributed by Universal Music South Africa and remains available via online stores.
A few years later, wiser and far more musically mature, the band has partnered up with Acappellazone in Freiburg, Germany, to grow and further explore the vision it begun in 2010.
Contemporary experiences fused with deep cultural influences of the Southern African people enable the band to create unprecedented vocal music reminiscent of times past with such a strong sense of nostalgia that no audience should forfeit.