Niwel Tsumbu with Dylan Murphy
“Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney’s duo is one of the most authentic, organic and exciting cross cultural musical encounters to emerge in the Irish music scene.”
– Mel Mercier (Director, Irish world Academy of Music and Dance)
Built on 15 years of constant collaboration, Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are known for their incredible musical chemistry and exciting, joyous performances. Besides their duo music, they have worked in traditional Irish, Jazz, world, contemporary, electronic, opera, soundtracks, dance and countless other musical forms.
Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney have toured their explosive live show nationally and internationally throughout 2018. Audiences have been absolutely enthralled with their performances and music on this latest tour, and their busy concert schedule has brought them to many selected venues and festivals both nationally and internationally.
The duo has been uplifting audiences for over a decade, and they have made many recordings and videos, with continuous appearances on national and international media. Expect a highly engaging concert, both intimate and elaborate, a musical river whose sources range from classical to Central Africa, with pulsating rhythms, wild guitar solos and so much more.
Their latest single and video is entitled “Mwana Moyi (Child of the Sun)” – While watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos some years ago, Niwel was blown away by his quote “We are made of Star stuff”
It was the most enlightening and poetic quote he had ever heard. It forever changed his perception of life and inspired the lyrics to “Mwana Moyi”. The song, sung in Niwel’s native language of Lingala, talks about how connected we are with one another and with everything around us in a truly cosmic way.
Published on 8 August 2019