Brenda Mtambo was one of the headline acts at Fête de la Musique recently alongside BCUC, Urban Village, and Azah. The exciting event took place on 18 June across four different venues simultaneously around Johannesburg and Soweto, this free-for-all music festival is back in full swing after two years of Covid-related disruption – aiming to amplify the power of live music and take over the city with unique sounds and celebration. Although Brenda was new to Fête de la Musique she is not to the South African music scene with her magnetic Afro-Soul oeuvre and heartfelt performances.
“I agreed to perform mainly because of the initiates it brings, the cultural exchange that it offers, and the new market that it will offer me. I love the whole initiative and I have been wanting to do it for so long. The exposure is phenomenal,” Mtambo said.
Mtambo has done backing vocals for a host of South Africans including Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo, Judith Sephuma, Lira, Thandiswa Mazwai, and Jonas Gwangwa. She was also part of the Joyous Celebration gospel ensemble.
“I want to leave the audience with hope, the past two years have been heavy on a lot of people and hope is what we all need. My shows are that revival of hope and ignite fire interns of heritage and who we are as a nation,” said Brenda Mtambo.