Kenyan vocalist, Zuni Migoze was recently one of ten artists nominated in the Best African Musician Category for the 2003 Kora All African Music Awards held in Sandton, South Africa on December 6th, 2003.
She has received numerous artist awards and recognitions in the United States, appearing on the same stage with other African artists such as Youssou N'Dour of Senegal, Angelique Kidjo of Benin, and Siama Matuzingidi and Franco of the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).
The 2003 Kora Awards, broadcast live on Black Entertainment Television (BET) and on the Public Broadcast Station (PBS), are the African equivalent to the Grammy's. Check your local cable listings for time and channel of the 2003 Kora All African Music Awards telecast.
REVIEW: Migoze's vocal talents come in a sampler pack. She has the eyes-clinched intensity of Bob Marley, the nasal twang of Patsy Cline singing in a Kenyan dialect, and the scrappy rock 'n' roll demeanor of Prince. Migoze is a loose-limbered singer with the nonchalance to leave the stage to dance to her band's instruments before returning to the microphone. Heart of Africa (her band) is stocked with strong musicians from the Twin Cities world-beat community. They play with the polished fire of studio wizards, whether on the Kwassa-Kwassa styled "Mgeni", the seductively meandering "Kulcha" or the sprightly, "skip-hop" of "African Sunset."