Busi Ncube

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Busi (Sibusiswe) Ncube is a female Mbira singer from Zimbabwe, who sings in six African languages.[1]

She was a member of the Afro-Fusion group Illanga; the group released three albums during the 1980s, and played during the 1988 Human Rights Now! concert. [2]

Ncube later recorded eight albums with a backing band, "Rain", including Malaisha and Live in Prague. Her most famous song is True Love recorded during her time with the band Ilanga.[3] The band toured Norway in 2006 and appeared at the Mela Festival.[4] [5] Ncube has also contributed to another Thulani project, all-star collaboration album "Hupenyu Kumusha/Life at Home," released in 2006, which featured several notable Zimbabwean musicians, including Chiwoniso Maraire, Roger Mbambo, Adam Chisvo and Mashasha.[6] Busi currently divides her time between Harare and Oslo, where she teaches and performs.


  1. ^ Konta music television: Musicians from Zimbabwe Archived October 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed Jan. 18, 2008.
  2. ^ Music of Zimbabwe: Illanga Archived January 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed Jan. 18, 2009.
  3. ^ Busi Ncube albums. Accessed Jan. 18, 2009.
  4. ^ "Busi and Dudu thrill Harare audiences". 23/11/06. The Zimbabwean.
  5. ^ The Collaboration’s Urombo - Zimbabwe Archived July 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Peak People: An inside look blog. Accessed Jan. 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "The Collaboration". Accessed Jan. 18, 2009.