Asanda Mqiki

Location: Based in Port Elizabeth


Artist Info

Awards & Distinctions

Asanda's talent has been recognised with distinctions including:

  • Selected as one of the Top 5 of the espYoungLegends in October 2017 (organised by espAfrika / Cape Town International Jazz Festival to recognise SA's top young talent)
  • Winner of a Gold Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival 2015
  • Winner of the Eastern Cape MEC award for Best Individual Performer 2015

Performance Options

  • Standard option: 7 piece band including Asanda 
  • For small functions, a quartet option is available
  • For large functions a fuller band with additional horns and back up singers is available 

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Media Quotes

  • “Her jazz elicits happiness, joy and the kinda indescribable feel you get when you fit the last piece of a really complex 10000 part puzzle… The band’s harmony coupled with the expressive singing of Asanda is difficult to imagine simply on the basis of words…”  - Richard Chemaly,
  • “The richness of her voice, the generosity of her performance, her versatility and authenticity all astounded me. She was the same lyrical, charismatic and gracious Asanda Mqiki, but with more depth and complexity than I could have anticipated...her emotive and often spontaneous way takes nothing away from her skill. She transitions from celebratory to thoughtful, Xhosa to English, Pop to Jazz, seamlessly. Watching her perform was an engaging exercise in feeling and listening deeply.” - Shalom Zamisa, Jazz



Typical Budget for Asanda Mqiki is
R20000 - R35000.


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