Art DimensionsAugust 12, 2012
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Text Zenao Angula
Shishani is a singer/songwriter born in Namibia to a Belgian fatherand a Namibian mother. She left her motherland at the age of five and grew up in the Netherlands, where she currently lives.
While her mixed European/African background exposed her to many styles, her main influences have been Soul, Jazz and RnB. Shishani mesmerises her audience with a voice described as soulful and smooth. In style she is compared to artists such as Tracy Chapman and Erykah Badu, and resonates social issues in her music.
The year 2011 was a fruitful year for her. She collaborated with various local artists in Namibia; performed at the Namibian Annual Music Awards; travelled to Belgium and the Czech Republic for performances; and represented Namibia at the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi, September 2011.
In January 2012 she performed with singer Karima el Fillali at the Songs for Tolerance and Peace concert in Fez, Morocco. She is currently in Namibia working on new material.
The Windhoek EP is a soulful seven-track recording produced by Christian Polloni in Windhoek, on which the songs vary from personal expression to addressing social issues. It’s been compared to artists India Arie and Asa, and has been rated four out of five stars in the Namibian Sun CD review section.
The CD is available at Take Note Music (Klein Windhoek), Universal Sounds, and Garlic & Flowers (the bar next to NTN’s main entrance).
This article appeared in the May’12 edition of FLAMINGO Magazine.