Niwel Tsubmu

Niwel Tsubmu

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Niwel’s elegant guitar playing draws from African rhythms, Rumba, Jazz, Classical, Flamenco. He has performed with Baaba Maal, Buena Vista Social Club, Nigel Kennedy, at China Expo 2010, Paris and in his native Congo. He recently performed his interpretation of ‘Electric Counterpoint’ at The Reich Festival in front of Steve Reich

Biography

Aged sixteen Niwel picked up the guitar in Kinshasa. He had an innate ability to play his ancestral music - soukous and rumba. Niwel's compositions stretch from contemporary versions of Congolese music from the 1930s to modern jazz.
Niwel moved to Ireland in 2004. His third album ‘S’ALL VIBRATION’ was released in October 2011. Hot Press Magazine described it as “an unmissable listening experience”. He has performed with Baaba Maal, Buena Vista Social Club, at China Expo 2010, Paris and in Congo. His interpretation of ‘Electric Counterpoint’ at The Reich Festival in front of Steve Reich was a triumph.

Discography

‘UH! E ZA NZELA MOLAYI’ 2006
‘SONG OF THE NATIONS’ 2009
'S'ALL VIBRATION' 2011
Airplay on local and national radio in Ireland, UK and in Congo