#TuesdayTune - Simphiwe Dana

Welcome friends to Natasha In Oz and welcome to this week's #TuesdayTune post! I am so glad you came to visit me in my little corner of the world Down Under. I thought that since the world seems to be gripped by "World Cup Fever" it might be fun to listen to a musician from South Africa.

Have you ever heard Simphiwe Dana sing?

Simphiwe Dana is known for her unique style in South Africa. Her music is a combination of jazz, pop, and traditional African music. In 2005, Simphiwe Dana won the "Best Newcomer" award at the 11th South African Music Awards with her first album "Zandisile". Two years later, she was named the "Best Female Artist", with the song "The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street", at the 13th South African Music Awards. This album was released in December 2006, after a tragic car accident and the birth of her second child. Her incredible vocal range, thoughtful, mature songwriting and her unique and progressive self-styling have distinguished her in festivals and major venues worldwide.

Her name means ‘gift’ and many of her fans would agree that she is a gift to the South African music scene. In a short period of time Simphiwe Dana has become one of South Africa’s favourite artists representing her culture and heritage all around the world.

Inspired by life, her songs deal with issues such as politics, love and family. Her political title opens up a positivity and hope with regards to the struggle that the oppressed have dealt with in her homeland. “Bantu Biko Street is the only street paved with our hopes and dreams, our golden highway that must first exist in our minds,” she says. Source

This music video was shot on 3 locations over three days. The basic concept was of African futurism based on principles of freedom and equality.

I hope you enjoy listening to and watching Simphiwe Dana's video for her song "Ndiredi" from her album "Zandisile."

I love listening to all kinds of music and I absolutely love listening to the music that my blogging friends from all over the world share each week. Thank you! If you would like to join in with this week's Tuesday Tune linky party just click the button!

Best wishes for a wonderful and musical week,
Natasha In Oz 


  1. Great choice Natasha! Have a good week!

  2. Good morning Natasha. I thought I was early posting but I notice my neighbour Cathy has already posted and it is only 8.20am on Sunday morning here in Italy.
    My link looks a little odd as for some reason the c got dropped!

    Interesting and varied choices from everyone which I am going to come back and listen to shortly with a cup of coffee.
    Have a good week Natasha.

  3. Hey Natasha; I specially tried to find a song for my latest Post, "HUMBLE PIE" and as I LOVE Jordin Sparks, stumbled on this one... "The Art of Love" where she sings with your own Guy Sebastian (My favourite Aussie Idol ever)

    I love this song, love the words; I think Guy actually wrote it - and it is VERY appropriate for the subject of my post... hope you like it!
    Love Simone

  4. Hi Mum,

    I was awarded a Pure in Heart award and I tagged you! If you go to my blog you can read about the award. Please don't feel pressured to do anything - I just wanted to let you know how much I love your blog (and you!).

    I hope your day is sweet,

  5. What a beautiful song !!!!!

    Great choice !!!! happy sunday......hugs from me.................Ria

  6. Thank you for this, Natasha.

    It is such a lovely way to begin my day.

  7. Thanks for the invite. I don;t think I have a single post about music, even though I sing solos and won State Competition for Vocal Soloist in high school.


  8. Dear Natasha!

    NO you are NOT too late to join...!! Glad you are taking part and your name is in the hat...Good Luck!!!!
    Loving you song choice, listing as I am writing this....!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!


    p.s Just spotted Ina's Sourcream Coffee Cake - have you made it yet? I did and it is YUMMY!!!! Did wonder about the coffee - there is no coffee in in, until I realized.... I wasn't familiar with the term 'coffee cake'.....Silly me!

  9. beautiful natasha. especialy sinec I am also gripped by the same fever

  10. Great song, never heard her before. Thanks, Natasha.

  11. Hi Natasha, Thank you for the tip to day. What a beautiful music. I like it very much. Your blog is nice. Your right. Every day, vife minutes for yourself, only you, that's a very good idea. I will follow your blog and your welcome at mine too. I'm writing about our house in France. Bye, Lilian

  12. Hi Natasha. I'd never heard of her. I couldn't understand the words, but it was lovely and haunting. It sticks with you. I can see why she has won such awards. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Beautiful song! Thanks for the introduction!

  14. Thank you for this Natasha...what a beautiful voice she has. I am always looking for new artists!


  15. Simphiwe Dana, no I not remember hearing her before, but I would be surprised if she does not make it to international stardom. You can really hear the jazz in the musid.

    Your dad's garden looks like a place that I too would like to take a stroll with basket in hand.

  16. Dear Natasha, what a beautiful song you have here today! I am sorry I was not able to participate on your Musical Sunday this time. Between Father's day and World Cup, my Sunday was very busy.
    I would like to let you know I am having a give away at my blog to celebrate its first birthday! I will be giving away 3 pieces of my work ( 3 necklaces) to some lucky followers.
    Please, share the news with your readers, hope they will stop by!
    Thank you, and have a great day!

  17. thanks for the introduction. She seems like a beautiful person and singer.

  18. That was so different, I liked it..thanks for sharing it! Come say hi :D

  19. She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It is so much fun hearing music from all around the world. You are so kind to have such a fun party each week for us :)
    I am loving the new look of your blog. It looks great!

  20. My goodness Natasha! I just listened to the video and I love her music! I love ethnic music period..but especially African style. Her video was gorgeous too. Stunning photography!! And the symbolism was intriguing...

    Thanks for expanding our musical horizons Natasha. It's so fun to meet someone who loves music too. :o) Thank you too so much for mentioning my music on the Shabby Chic Cottage give-away. I'm so shy about it..because I know it's not polished or the popular style. I just keep singing and writing anyway. :o)

    I love your blog by the way! You take absolutely exquisite photos! Thanks again for your sweet comment.

    Donna @ Comin' Home




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