by / April 3rd, 2009 /

Niwel Tsumbu ‘Song of the Nations’ Tour

Song of the Nations is the new album from Congolese musician Niwel Tsumbu and his band who are in the middle of an extensive tour of Ireland, including forthcoming concerts in Leitrim on April 17th, Sligo 18th and Cork on April 19th. Full details below.

Since his arrival in Cork in 2004 from his war torn homeland of the Congo, Niwel has developed an enviable reputation as an elegant and fluent guitarist, vocalist and composer. The new album Song of the nations perfectly showcase’s his ability to vividly blend African rhythms, rumba, new jazz, classical flamenco and more. Playing electric & acoustic guitars & singing mostly in his native ‘Lingala’, Niwel performs a range of music that stretches from contemporary versions of Congolese traditional music from the 1930s & 40s to modern Jazz.

Friday 17th April
The Dock Arts Centre, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim
Doors 8pm Tickets: € €15 Bookings: 071 9650828

Saturday 18th April
The Factory Performance Space, Lower Quay St., Sligo

Tickets €15 Bookings: 071 – 917 0431

Sunday 19th April
The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, Cork City

Doors 9pm Tickets €12(incl booking fee) & Plugd
Records, Washington St, Cork

Friday 8th May
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow

Tickets €16/14 Bookings: 01-2724030

Saturday 9th May
Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

8pm Bookings: 086 8784001

Saturday 30th May
Wexford Arts Center, Cornmarket, Wexford

€15 tickets Box Office: 053 91 23764

  • ken davis

    saw niwel and his multi european band perform last night at the spiegeltent in cork and they surprised me a lot. this guy’s guitar playing talent is out of this world. a touch of flamenco , jazz and a “secret” song written by his duo band member enda corrigan which was fantastic. a great night was had and such a nice guy too, best of luck for the future niwel……