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Siphiwe Nkabinde


Siphiwe “Sip” Nkabinde, a Zulu traditional vocalist, has been recording and performing artist since the year 2000. He was born and bred in Bergville (Emoyeni), the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa, before moving to a larger city of Johannesburg. Nkabinde’s music work has been featured on the local television programs iHostela, Uzalo, The Queen, The Sing-Off, and other Mzansi Magic channels. In 2013, he released an album titled Songs from KwaZulu under the pseudonym Nxele (which is one of his nicknames back home). Nkabinde has recorded some traditional harmonies for the international artist Omar Puente Fiffe from Cuba as well as an Indian music producer Simaab Sen for a Bollywood film called Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, where he was a singer and dancer. Anyone can listen to some of his work here: